Three university students have been arrested by the DCI for scamming parents millions of money over a fake KCSE exam leakage scheme.
Police said the three, all of them Egerton University students, were arraigned in court on Monday over charges of obtaining millions of shillings from parents and KCSE candidates via Telegram forums
“Detectives attached to the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) launched investigations into the scam last week and have so far arrested the three who are based at the university’s main campus in Njoro, Nakuru County,” the report from DCI read.
Kevin Amunda Mogaka Prof Lenchodas, 24, fourth-year Bachelor of Science in Education student, who’s said to be the mastermind of the scam is said to have been lured into a trap by the detectives on Thursday night, and led them to his house in Njoro, Nakuru County.
Several photos that detectives shared on Twitter showed the main suspect lived large in Njoro, and was in the process of putting up a modest country home.
Mogaka, the prime suspect and who is said to have been discovered putting up a country home, is said to have been operating two Telegram channels with over 13,000 followers believed to have been used to scam unsuspecting people millions of money.
A cache of SIM cards and identity cards that the suspect had used to open fraudulent MPESA and bank accounts where the received money would be deposited were seized during the raid at his house.
The Telegram groups were reported to contain clear instructions on how payments would be made with members being cautioned to strictly follow the procedure to save time.
“Avoid many stories, all papers are available,” a message from the Telegram group read.
Mogaka’s kin told police that the suspect had told him that he had hit a jackpot after putting a bet and would be sending him money for putting up a posh house, an allegation that the detectives found out it was true after visiting his home in Nyamusi, Nyamira.
The suspects were released on a Ksh.1 million bond or Ksh.500,000 with surety of the same amount.
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