Three arrested as detectives bust online car dealers syndicate 


Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are holding three suspects in connection with a multi-million fraudulent online car dealers syndicate that purports to operate in Mombasa.

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The three, Moses Owino Angelo who is a lawyer, George Tsuma and Charles Kipsang were arrested in Mombasa on Tuesday night.

Investigations have since established that Charles Kipsang is the kingpin of the racket.

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Through the DCI Twitter handle, detectives say the syndicate was busted after one buyer sought the help of police.

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The victim was allegedly led to a car yard on Nairobi’s Ngong road to view a Toyota Probox and after making the full payment was abducted and dumped in the city centre.

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Another buyer is said to have paid a deposit through Mpesa for a Land Rover after which his car was never delivered.

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Detectives investigating the syndicate are appealing to members of the public who may have fallen victim of the scam to report to DCI Kasarani offices for further police action.

 

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