Pauline Adhiambo Odok [Photo: KBC]
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives have arrested a wanted suspect, who defrauded a foreigner off Kshs. 300 million in a fake gold scam.
Pauline Adhiambo Odok who has been on the run since May 2020 was arrested on Thursday at Ololua, Dam Estate.
According to DCI, Adhiambo who has been masquerading as a relative to a senior government official had convinced Southorn Chanthavong, a director of Simong Group Company based in Lao, that she would sell him gold.
Pauline had lured the victim to an office in Kileleshwa’s affluent Kaputei gardens, where the victim was allegedly shown genuine gold bars in heavy metal boxes.
According to their deal, the precious metal would be delivered to his home country in Lao.
Chanthavong reported the matter to officials after the consignment deal went wrong and the probe began.
Adhiambo was then located by DCI detectives through a tip from a member of the public.
The suspect is currently in custody awaiting arraignment, to answer to charges of Conspiracy to Defraud.