3 arrested for abducting businessman, demanding Sh 2m bribe while impersonating EACC, KRA officers.


Detectives have arrested 3 suspects who abducted the Director of Hi-tech Enterprise while impersonating EACC and KRA officers before demanding for a Sh. 2 million bribe to stop pursuing an alleged tax evasion case involving the victim.

The trio; Godwins Otieno Agutu, Alex Mutua Mutuku and Ken Gichovi Kimathi alongside 3 others who are still at large, stormed the victim's offices within Nairobi on 26th Sept 2020, after which they took his laptop and left.

They appeared again on 29th Sept 2020 demanding the Sh. 2 million bribe. After failing to raise the amount, they forced him into a Prado Reg. Nos. GKB 070B and drove off to Lutheran House along Nyerere road.

The victim was forced to contact his family members to get the amount, but only managed to raise Sh. 500,000 where the suspects escorted him to his house at Westlands in Nairobi and took the cash.

The three suspects were later nabbed at the said Lutheran House. Detectives further established that the registration number GKB 070B belonged to a Land Rover Discovery attached to the Judiciary.

Upon interrogations, the first suspect alleged to be running an NGO namely Network Action Against Corruption (NAAC) and that he was working jointly with the suspects at large who are allegedly KRA officers namely; Houdouvia Njoroge, Harrison Ochar and Brian Kimemia.

Whereas the arrested suspects were arraigned today with detectives seeking five days custodial orders but were granted one day to complete investigations, those at large are being pursued with charges of Abduction and Demanding with Menaces being preferred.
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