A suspect who had attempted to defraud a nut processing company of Sh35.9 Million was arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as he tried to flee the country
A suspect who had attempted to defraud a nut processing company of Sh35.9 Million was arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as he tried to flee the country. Endurance Obayan was stopped in his tracks as he desperately attempted to board a Nigeria-bound flight.
Obayan had gained access to the Equatorial Nuts Processing Limited systems based in the city and sent a fake invoice to their client in Australia, demanding payment of Sh35.9 million.
The email further instructed the client to channel the money to an account in China. This alarmed the client who immediately contacted Equatorial Nuts, in a bid to establish whether they had changed their bank details.
The company’s security manager immediately alerted Cybercrime detectives, who backed up by their Serious Crimes counterparts launched a manhunt for the suspect, Endurance Obayan.
When the suspect sensed that his hour of arrest was nigh, he hurriedly left his Ruaka apartment headed for the country’s international gateway. He was to catch an Ethiopian airlines flight scheduled for Nigeria.
The suspect was arraigned at the Milimani law courts where he was charged with the offenses of Computer forgery contrary to section 25(1) of the computer misuse and cybercrimes act and attempted stealing contrary to section 268(1) as read with section 391 of the penal code.
By John Kachibo