Six suspects in fake Ksh. 2B saga at Barclays revealed
The six were ambushed as they stashed money into the deposit box on the morning of Tuesday, March 19.
- Dr. Erick Adede-Owner of the Box
- Mr. Ahmed Shah- Fake Investor
- Ms. Elizabeth Muthoni
- Ms. Irene Wairimu Kimani
- Mr. Boaz Ochich – Bank official
- Mr. Charles Manzi-Bank official
Also in police custody is a witness who survived a con scheme is also being held by the police to assist with the ongoing investigations.
The fake 20 million US dollars were found inside a customer’s safe deposit box by flying squad detectives acting on a tip-off.
In a statement issued after the shocking discovery, the bank implied that it was not aware that in one of the lockers rented by the customer lay fake currency. Barclay’s bank says the money had been hidden “against the bank’s rules and regulations.”
The bank further explained that it is never aware of what customers store in the rented deposit safes and that customers are at liberty to store whatever valuables they wish.
A multi-agency team was deployed at the scene of crime shortly after in an attempt to unravel a fake currency syndicate that has been operating in the country.
In late February this year, officers from the Special Crimes Prevention Unit seized a huge cache of fake currencies, foreign and local at a residential house in Ruiru.
Ruiru Police Commander James Ng’etich said the money had been stacked in at least 20 metal boxes and amounted to Ksh 32 Billion.
Three people were arrested in the operation.
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