Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives Wednesday evening arrested two suspects for defrauding an Italian preacher-cum-businessman over Ksh 19.5 million.
The two were arrested after they failed to deliver a shipment of gold to Dubai as earlier agreed.
According to the DCI, the suspects, Gideon Nuka a Nigerian national and Seth Steve Okuthe, have previously been arrested on several occasions on fraud charges.
Preliminary investigations by the detectives indicate that the Nigerian national has been following the preacher in his gospel missions all over the world and found the opportunity to strike when he got into the country.
The preacher-cum-businessman was lured into the trap after he was shown fake gold which he paid for and even paid a significant amount of money to have a private jet deliver the consignment in Dubai.
The two have Thursday been produced before court for obtaining money by false pretence contrary to section 313 of the penal code.