DCI busts online dating sites robbery ring
Police have actually arrested four suspects in Ruaka property in Kiambu for presumably making use of online online dating sites to attract guys that are then kidnapped, tortured and robbed.
Detectives through the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Sunday night arrested the four specifically Bernard Mbunga, Fredrick Mutiso Mutua, Catherine Mumbi Kivuva and Kelvin Nzioki regarding the the robberies.
A authorities statement said a Turkish nationwide ended up being rescued from a homely household that the detectives had raided within Ruaka property.
вЂњAt minimum three males had been lured to a house in mid-June underneath the guise of socialising with a appealing girl. Them in the driveway and escorted them inside when they arrived, a woman met. The victims had been then robbed, вЂviciously torturedвЂ™ and beaten,вЂќ authorities said.
Police included that Catherine had been the bait on an internet site that is dating. When males honour an invite to вЂњherвЂќ household, these were held against their might, beaten, kicked and pistol-whipped for the evening.
вЂњThe suspects threatened to damage the victimsвЂ™ families into their cars, driving to various ATMs before forcing them to withdraw money from various bank accounts,вЂќ police added if they didnвЂ™t cooperate before forcing them.
The victims are later on dumped on deserted roads. LangвЂ™ata detectives, who’ve been pursuing the suspects, arrested one during the Ruaka Cooperative Bank ATM booth and discovered him aided by the Turkish nationalвЂ™s ATM cards and PINs prepared for deals.
He previously additionally withdrawn some money through the victimвЂ™s M-Pesa.
Following the arrest, authorities established that the suspect that is first recognized as Mbunga, was desired having escaped via a border wall surface in a youthful event where an Indian nationwide ended up being robbed in a similar way in Imara Daima property.
He could be thought to have recruited the team that is new ended up being arrested final Sunday.
Throughout the procedure, authorities recovered a Cooperative Bank PDQ device and many phones that are mobile.
The rescued victim ended up being taken up to medical center for medical assistance.
Final thirty days, DCI arrested and soon after arraigned in court two different people suspected of kidnapping and robbing the person.
The 2, Mary Mukii Kioko and Gideon, allegedly lured Naraj Devraj, and robbed him Stitle08,000.
Devraj had been kidnapped in Nairobi western, robbed and later dumped near Sameer Business Park along Mombasa path, having been lured by Ms Kioko to her household, authorities stated.
Devraj said he had been visiting their female friendвЂ™s house in Nairobi western. He claims that after failing woefully to meet up with the buddy, he hailed a taxi, but two guys forcefully boarded the vehicle that is same sandwiched him.
He reported their attackers had blindfolded and bought him to phone their boss and son to deliver them ransom to secure their launch.
The kidnappers thereafter demanded their ATM PINs but Devraj ended up being reluctant to show exactly the same. That is once they took him up to a homely household where he had been stripped nude.
A semi-nude woman forcefully embraced him as their images had been taken because of the suspects whom threatened to leak them if he did not provide them with their ATM PIN.
Detectives stated they recovered six smart phones, a PDQ device and a real estate agent guide from a nearby bank that is commercial assorted ATM cards, among other things.
The other day, authorities warned Kenyans and foreigners to be wary of online sites that are dating.
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