DCI arrests 33 Nigerians in one estate

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The DCI on Thursday arrested 33 Nigerians and an Eritrean in Roysambu Nairobi who pretended to be students and suspected to be selling drugs.

Police stated that a bar owner who ran a business behind the Thika Road Mall (TRM), was also apprehended during the raid after he was alleged to have been aiding the group.

Reports had indicated that the suspects were illegal immigrants and had been behind several bank robberies in the city.

Kasarani OCPD Peter Kimani noted that the foreigners who were presented at the Kiambu Law courts, had been operating businesses around the around the United States International University-Africa (USIU) and Kenyatta University (KU).

Nigerians fraudsters use Facebook

A total of 44 Nigerians have been arrested between 2017 and 2018 in the Roysambu, Kasarani, Umoja and Mirema areas.

A group from the West African nation had been caught last year after they were discovered to be defrauding Kenyans through Facebooks.

According to the police, the conmen would promise their victims that the goods or products would be sent through DHL and should be collected at airports.

Kenyans unaware of the scam would send money via M-Pesa and then would receive a second call to send more money for documentation and taxes.

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