Suspect caught selling a 40 Million house for 11 Million in Westlands
Attempts by a notorious fraudster
to obtain millions of shillings fraudulently were cut short by serious crimes
detectives, after they pounced on the con selling an apartment that did not
belong to him.
According to the Directorate of Criminal
Investigation, Hussein Fakhruddin Mohammedbhai, was arrested minutes
before he inked a deal to obtain millions of shillings without breaking a
sweat, by selling an apartment in Nairobi’s upmarket Westlands suburbs.
The 3-bedroom all ensuite
apartment worth over Sh40 million at the prevailing market rate, was being
disposed at a paltry Sh11 Million.
Forensic document examination and
handwrting experts based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, established
that Mohammedbhai, had forged a title deed certificate for the property and
entered into a deal with a real estate company to dispose the property on his
Luckily, the property’s owner got
wind of the dubious deal and contacted serious crimes detectives through the
Upon further investigations, it
was established that the suspect is a serial fraudster who had earlier obtained
close to Sh9 million, in a similar scheme.
Mohammedbhai is currently in
custody for the offence of obtaining money by false pretences and shall take
plea at the Kiambu Law Courts, on Friday, March 18.
Any person who may have been
defrauded by the suspect whose image is attached, is urged to report to DCI’s
Serious Crimes unit.
#FichuakwaDCI 0800 722 203.