Kenyan Lady Robbed Of Ksh25K Phone on Blind Date
The lady met the suspect on a dating site and agreed to meet each other on a blind date.
A Kenyan lady residing in Ruaka is in pain after she was robbed of a phone worth Ksh25,000 and other valuables by a West African man she went on a blind date with.
The two, who had began talking on a dating site organised to meet in a few days to get to know each other better.
They met at Marurui Petrol Station along the Northern Bypass road and drove towards Kahawa West with the suspected man's vehicle.
The suspect, Alfred Mumoh Bangura, later turned villain and robbed her of her valuables. The Sierra Leone national was cornered and arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
On scrutiny, he was however found to have no proper documentation, indicating that he may have been in the country illegally. He was arraigned in court on Thursday, February 4 and remanded at the Industrial Area Prison.
Police also arrested four suspects in Ruaka Estate, Kiambu County, who had allegedly used an online dating site to lure, kidnap, torture and rob men.
The three men used their female accomplice as bait to lure men online to her house.
They would then be held hostage, threatened and beaten before they were forced to drive into ATMs and withdraw money from their bank accounts.
The arrests come as concerns are raised about the increase in robberies on Kenyans through online dating sites as well as the surge of suspects of such crimes being foreign nationals.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned of a spike in cybercrime cases in Kenya, with several arrests made by DCI of imposters and scammers.
They have nabbed syndicate members running their duties through WhatsApp groups and also stealing from innocent shoppers in Nairobi CBD. This comes amid actions by the government to enhance their watch on fraudsters online.
Kenyan ladies have also been advised numerous times to be wary of foreigners with hidden evil motives. This was painted to light by the killing of Nairobi lawyer Elizabeth Koki by a Congolese national, Christian Kadima Mwambay, who is also wanted in South Africa and Dubai to face cases of assault among women.