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Woman arrested impersonating EACC officials in Nairobi

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Ms. Ezely Omwoyo has been duping her victims into believing that she is a legitimate EACC detective

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officials have arrested a suspected fraudster pretending to be a leading ‘Anti-Corruption Lawyer and Investigator’ who is accused of conning Government officials, contractors, suppliers and members of the public.

Confirming her arrest, EACC Spokesperson Eric Ngumbi revealed that the conwoman, identified  as Ms. Ezely Omwoyo has been duping her victims into believing that she is a legitimate EACC detective in the process of completing sensitive corruption files that incriminate the victims.

She tells her victims that they could be arrested anytime for prosecution but she could get them out of trouble and terminate the graft cases if they paid the money she demands, usually in millions.

In her negotiations, she says that the amount should be sufficient enough for sharing upwards with her alleged bosses at EACC and deep networks she pretends to have at the ODPP and the Anti-Corruption Court.

The lady was arrested on Thursday and detained at EACC Integrity Centre Police Station until yesterday, Friday, when she was processed.

She was arrested after investigations into a complaint received on Tuesday, 30th April, 2024 that she attempted to extort money from a senior Government official who she had summoned pretending that she was investigating him.

Introducing herself as Jacinta from EACC, she called the complainant on 30th April, 2024 and summoned him to appear before her at EACC Integrity Centre on 2nd May, 2024, failure to which he would be arrested.

In the morning of the scheduled appearance, the suspect ordered the complainant to first meet her at Nairobi Public Service Club Coffee Shop before they later go to Integrity Centre together.

Suspecting fraud and aware that he had no case at EACC, the complainant notified EACC and an operation was mounted leading to the arrest of the conwoman at Nairobi Public Service Club while in the process of negotiating for a bribe so as to drop the purported charges.

She faces charges of impersonating an EACC investigator contrary to Section 34(1) as read with Section 34(2) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes, Act.

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