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Controversial businessman Kobia arrested over abduction claim

He was picked up from his house in Kileleshwa and his gun confiscated following the complaint filed by the Congolese/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman Paul Kobia has been arrested for allegedly abducting a Congolese national over a Sh40 million dispute.

The businessman was arrested on Thursday morning and detectives said they were preparing to arraign him in court.

He was picked up from his house in Kileleshwa and his gun confiscated following the complaint filed by the Congolese.

Kobia who was being held at the Kilimani Police Station is not new to controversy and politics.

Nairobi Police chief Japheth Koome said they were also investigating counter accusations from Kobia and his accuser – and both could charged if found to have broken the law.

“The accused claims the Congolese has his money but we are concerned with the manner in which he conducted himself,” Koome said.

The businessman is known to have interests in the gold industry.

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