Police in Kiambu County on Friday captured two suspects for purportedly utilizing squashed locks camouflaged as gold to swindle a financial backer over Ksh.1 million.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the pair, while taking on the appearance of specialists of Congo-based gold aristocrats, showed squashed lock residue to the gold financial backer, whereupon they were paid the said sum.
"The casualty who succumbed to the stunt saved the cash to various Mpesa accounts, given to him by the suspects," expressed the DCI.
The detectives cleared the pair out of their hideaway where they recuperated many SIM cards from nearby versatile telecom organizations and taken ID cards.
"Investigators accept the presumes utilize the individual data from the recognizable proof archives, to enroll the SIM cards used to take cash from Kenyans through portable cash exchanges," DCI clarified.
The two suspects were summoned in court and police permitted to confine them awaiting further investigations.
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