The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives arrested four suspects on Sunday, 11th October 2020 for torturing and extorting money from victims using various online dating sites.
“Pursuit of the notorious syndicate that has been luring unsuspecting victims through online dating sites to their dens before torturing & extorting money from them has this evening seen the arrest of Four more suspects at Ruaka shopping center.”
Acting on intelligence DCI Lang’ata Detectives who have been pursuing the case raided a house within Ruaka, only to find a Turkish national being subjected to torture by two men; Bernard Mbunga & Fredrick Mutiso Mutua.
A third suspect; Catherine Mumbi Kivuva who lured the victim to the said house following an online date was also at the house where the three were immediately arrested.
The fourth suspect; Kelvin Nzioki was arrested at the Ruaka Cooperative Bank ATM booth, having the victim’s ATM cards and pins ready for transactions, besides having obtained some cash through the victim’s Mpesa.
It has since been established that the first suspect, Bernard Mbunga, was wanted after escaping through a perimeter wall in an earlier incident where an Indian national was robbed in like manner at Imara Daima, before recruiting the new team that has been nabbed today.
A Coop Bank PDQ machine and assorted mobile phones confiscated, with the victim being taken for medical attention.
All suspects have been placed in custody pending arraignment.