Nairobi: Woman arrested for impersonation, extortion

Officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have arrested a woman alleged to have been impersonating EACC detectives within Nairobi.

The suspect, identified as Ezely Omwoyo was arrested on Thursday evening, on suspicion of conning unsuspecting members of the public millions, in the guise of being a detective working with the Anti-corruption body.

“The woman has been duping her victims into believing that she is a legitimate EACC detective in the process of completing sensitive corruption files that incriminate the victims,” EACC spokesperson Eric Ngumbi revealed.

According to EACC, the suspect would threaten victims with prosecution, but later tell them that they can get out of the “situation” if they were willing to part with money, in millions.

She would add that the money would be shared between her and “her bosses” up the chain.

“She says that the amount should be sufficient enough for sharing upwards with her alleged bosses at EACC and deep networks she pretends to have at the ODPP and the Anti-Corruption Court,” said Ngumbi.

The suspect was arrested on Thursday at Nairobi Public Service Club, following a tip-off that she had attempted to extort a senior government official.

She will be charged with the offense of impersonating an EACC investigator contrary to Section 34 (1) as read with Section 34 (2) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes, Act.