, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – Jared Otieno, the main suspect in the fake gold scandal is due in court on Friday.
Otieno was arrested following investigations by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives into the fake gold syndicate in the country.
The sleuths also seized two of his brand-new vehicles – a Porsche and Bentley – that were parked at his palatial home in Nairobi’s Karen.
Several other suspects – including Zaheer Jhanda -whom police describe as a person of interest in the investigation are being sought.
According to DCI Director George Kinoti, the investigation was launched following numerous complaints from those conned – including United Arab Emirates leader Sheikh Al Maktoum.
18 suspects were arraigned in court on Tuesday, with police now allowed a week to conclude investigations against them before they can face formal charges.
Some of them were arrested when police raided another palatial house in Kileleshwa where gold boxes and eight vehicles were recovered.