Man robbed KSh 732,000 by OLX cons, two suspects arrested, KSh 400,000 recovered
Two suspected conmen were on Wednesday, October 17, arrested by detectives in Parklands, Nairobi after they allegedly robbed a man KSh 732,000.
The two, Sameer Abdulaziz Kassim and Peter Kavoli Musili, police sources say had interacted with their target Amos Charo Saro, on OLX and had agreed to sell him construction material.
Saro met the suspects in Nairobi and they drove towards Westlands but he was pushed out of the speeding car after giving the suspects KSh 732,000, an incident witnessed by a police officer guarding a bank. The officer saw a man being thrown out of a vehicle and shouting wezi wezi (thieves, thieves). He took a taxi and gave chase the vehicle. He managed to intercept the vehicle at the junction of Westlands and Mpaka road,” read a report filed at Parklands Police Station. After stopping the suspect’s car, the officer fired eight rounds from his rifle which attracted Parklands police who proceeded to the scene.
The police searched the car and recovered KSh 400,000. The suspects were taken into custody at Parklands Police Station. They are set to appear in court where they will be charged with a count of robbery with violence immediately investigations are concluded.
This incident brings to the fore the grave danger citizens are exposed to via e-commerce applications in the country. Fraud cases have been rife and security authorities have since advised Kenyans to be cautious before making such transactions. They advice only dealing with registered firms which must also be vetted carefully.