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Nigerian, Kenyan nationals arrested for defrauding Italian preacher of over N69m

A Nigerian national, Gideon Nuka and his accomplice have been arrested for defrauding an Italian preacher-cum-businessman of over Sh19.5 Million (N69,414,519.17) in Kenya.

The two suspects were arrested on Wednesday evening, May 5, after they failed to deliver a shipment of gold to Dubai as earlier agreed.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in a statement on Thursday, May 6, said the 35-year-old Nigerian man and Seth Steve Okuthe, a Kenyan, have been arrested on several occasions on fraud charges.

“Preliminary investigations 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 Kenya,” the statement says.

“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 been produced before court today, for obtaining money by false pretences contrary to section 313 of the penal code.”

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