Congolese man arrested at JKIA over alleged Ksh.9M gold scam


Congolese man arrested at JKIA over alleged Ksh.9M gold scam

A Congolese man was on Tuesday arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) over an alleged Ksh.9.7 million gold scandal.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspect received the cash from the complainant in March this year on the premise that he could purchase gold for him.

Ledivin Mupanga however reportedly disappeared after receiving the money.

“The 41-year-old suspect was nabbed on arrival from Ethiopia following a Stop Order that had been placed by Serious Crime Detectives,” wrote DCI on twitter.

Mupanga is currently in custody awaiting to be arraigned in court. Investigations into the matter is also ongoing.

In July this year, Jonathan Okoth Opande was charged with obtaining Ksh.25.7 million by allegedly pretending he was in a position to sell 250 kilograms of gold.

Opande apparently presented himself as a businessman to Samuel Olaleye in exchange for 250 kilograms of gold between January 19 and February 18, 2019.

In the same month; another suspect, Paul Kobia, was arraigned in court alongside 15 of his employees over a fake gold scandal.

Kobia and his co-accused Tanya Yvonne were charged with trying to obtain Ksh. 14million from the claimant (Antonio) by allegedly pretending they could supply real gold for sale.

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