Another safe deposit box belonging to Erick Adede, the man who was arrested yesterday over Sh2 billion fake bank notes has been discovered.
Barclays bank has this evening confirmed that they have handed over the box to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to aid in their probe.
“Following an internal review of our records concluded late Tuesday night, we identified another safe deposit box registered in the name of the same customer. We immediately reported it and handed over the box to the DCI. This is in keeping with our zero-tolerance approach to all forms of criminal activity and our commitment to assist with the investigation,” said Ann Nderi, from the bank’s communication department.
Earlier on Wednesday, bomb squad unit spent the better part of the day at the bank conducting probe into a suspicious object sighed at the safe deposit boxes.
On Tuesday, detectives from the DCI arrested six people linked to Sh2 billion fake currency found at the Bank’s Queensway branch in Nairobi.
The six include; Dr. Erick Adede-owner of the box, Ahmed Shah who posed as a fake investor, Elizabeth Muthoni, Irene Wairimu Kimani, Boaz Ochich and Charles Manzi- both officials at the bank.
Police are questioning a witness who is said to have lost Sh10 million to conmen.
The suspects will be arraigned in court tomorrow (Thursday) to face various charges.
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