- The DCI has warned members of the public to be vigilant as fraudsters have advanced new ways of stealing from unsuspecting individuals.
Three notorious Mpesa Fraudsters who have been operating across the country defrauding unsuspecting Mpesa operators of their cash were arrested by DCI Serious Crime Unit detectives, and over 3,000 Safaricom lines, both registered and unregistered recovered.
The arrest was happened on 31 July following the tip from the public on their activities.
The arrest comes following intelligence information that helped the detectives to pounced on Jacktone Odhiambo Opondo at Belbur Nobility Flats located at Egerton in Njoro-Nakuru County, in whose house the sim cards were found.
The DCI team furthered their operation to Juja in Kiambu County, where 31-yr-old Millicent Wanjiru Maina & John Karuku Kabue were also nabbed at Muigai Inn, being accomplices of the first suspect. It has been established that the gang has been getting ID numbers from a loans App known as Scoppe, and thereafter using the same to illegally register the acquired sim cards.
To execute their fraud, the suspects approach Mpesa Agents as dealers in pretext of selling sim cards & other products at discounted prices, and in the process switch the agents’ Mpesa phones before flushing their float.
The three are in custody for processing and other legal procedures.
The DCI has warned members of the public to be vigilant as fraudsters have advanced new ways of stealing from unsuspecting individuals.
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