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Three suspects notorious for swindling unsuspecting Mpesa agents arrested

Three notorious Mpesa fraudsters who have been operating across the country defrauding unsuspecting Mpesa operators of their cash were Friday arrested by DCI Serious Crime Unit detectives, and over 3,000 Safaricom lines, both registered and unregistered recovered.

Following intelligence leads, the detectives pounced on Jacktone Odhiambo Opondo at Belbur Nobility Flats located at Egerton in Njoro-Nakuru County, in whose house the sim cards were found.

The team furthered their operation to Juja in Kiambu County, where 31-yr-old Millicent Wanjiru Maina and John Karuku Kabue were also nabbed at Muigai Inn, being accomplices of the first suspect.

It has been established that the gang has been getting ID numbers from a loans App known as Scoppe, and thereafter using the same to illegally register the acquired sim cards.

Confiscated items from the suspects.

To execute their fraud, the suspects approach Mpesa Agents as dealers in pretext of selling sim cards and other products at discounted prices, and in the process switch the agents’ Mpesa phones before flushing their float.

The three are in custody for processing and other legal procedures.

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