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Police officer among those arrested after plan to withdraw Sh28.5million backfired

By Fay Ngina | July 5th 2020

Five suspects, including a police officer, were arrested on Saturday, July 4, after a plan to withdraw Sh28.5 million an account held at KCB Bank-Busia town branch backfired.

Three suspects, Bhavin Ramesh, Vijay Jamnaday, and Desmond Lusweti were arrested after detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations followed a discrepancy in a transaction form.

“Arrest of three suspects followed a discrepancy noted in the transaction form presented to the branch manager that bore a different ID No. to that of the account holder,” said the DCI.

After interrogating the three suspects, the detectives arrested Police Constable Kipkirui Tanui attached at the Wilson Airport and Alex Kimeli, an alleged businessman.

Constable Tanui and Kimeli, who been waiting in a getaway car parked outside the banking hall, were trailed by the detectives and arrested at Ahero in Kisumu County.

The five suspects were booked into custody as the detectives continued with further investigations.

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