A suspected fraudster accused of obtaining more than Sh10 million by false pretenses has been arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Innocent Oundo Sillingi was nabbed by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) at the airport on Thursday while preparing to fly to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Oundo is said to have obtained the money while posing as a director of Project Capital Solutions, a company involved in financing and implementation of projects in Kenya, according to the DCI. The company is linked to a parent organization based in the US.
He pretended he was in a position to arrange for letters of credit, discounting of documents facility for suppliers, and credit funding program.
“Further, the suspect claimed he would also finance the supply of both the project and working capital under certain terms and conditions,” the DCI said in a statement.
He was placed under police custody pending arraignment to face fraud-related charges.