One more suspect linked to logbook fraud at the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has been arrested as detectives intensify a clean up at the state agency.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Gitu was arrested after a recent probe into the scam placed him at the centre of the multi-million shillings logbooks forgery enterprise.
He is believed to be one of the masterminds working with insiders at NTSA to obtain credit from micro-finance institutions using forged logbooks.
The suspect is alleged to have obtained over Sh4.4 million through forged logbooks of four vehicles belonging to unsuspecting vehicle owners.
DCI said Gitu, working with crooked NTSA officials at the ICT department, was registered in the TIMS system as the bonafide owner of KCD 974Z, Isuzu D-Max, KCR, 280R Toyota Vanguard and KCL 922G, Toyota Landcruiser Prado then fraudulently obtained credit using the vehicles’ forged documents.
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“After acquiring Sh1.5 million from Northwave Credit, Sh1.4 million from Momentum Ltd and Sh843,000, from Bidii Credit, the logbooks were reverted to their original owners, in a well-choreographed scheme similar to a Hollywood movie script,” said DCI.
The owners of the vehicles were left at the mercy of ruthless auctioneers who later went for the vehicles that had been used as security, to finance Githu’s and his accomplices’ lifestyles.
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