Man defrauds woman of fish worth KES 1m
22 July 2013, 18:56
Criminal Investigation Department officers (CID) have nabbed a man in Karatina town for allegedly swindling a businesswoman.
According to police reports, the suspect fraudulently obtained fish worth more than KES 1 million from a fish monger in Thika town.
Samuel Njuguna allegedly stole the fish on July 2, 2013 following a pretence that he was in a position to buy fish in bulk but later disappeared without settling the debt.
The complainant, Grace Atieno, who cooks fish near Thika police canteen said the suspect was in company of his friends when he committed the offence.
She said they packed the fish in their car and drove off leaving her stranded. She later reported the matter in Ruiru police station where a manhunt was launched immediately and he was tracked through his mobile phone.
The suspect was arrested near a bank in Karatina town of Nyeri County in his errands and escorted to Thika police station where he is being held awaiting to be arraigned in court.
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