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Police are holding three suspects who abducted a director of Hi-tech Enterprise while personating anti-graft and Kenya Revenue Authority officers.
The suspects who included one Godwin Agutu had demanded Sh2 million from the victim to let him free for alleged tax evasion. They produced badges to show they are officers from Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) and KRA which have turned to be fake.
Agutu was recently in the news claiming a number of face masks donated by Jack Ma had been stolen from the airport and sold off to Tanzania. The claims were vehemently denied as lies.
The others arrested were Alex Mutua Mutuku and Ken Gichovi Kimathi while three others are still at large, police said.
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Police said the six stormed the victim’s offices within Nairobi on September 26 2020, after which they took his laptop left using two Prados registration numbers GKB 070B and KCY 280Q.
According to DCI boss George Kinoti, the suspects appeared again on September 29 now demanding the Sh2 Million bribe, and when the victim could not raise the amount, they forced him into the GKB vehicle and drove off to Lutheran House along Nyerere Road Nairobi.
While under their custody, the victim was forced to contact his family members to get the amount, but only managed to raise Sh500,000 where the suspects escorted him to his house at Westlands in Nairobi and took the cash.
They were arrested in a police operation and are expected in court to face charges of demanding with menace and abduction.