Jared Otieno Bribed DCI Officer Ksh10M in Fake Gold Scam
New details have emerged about a time when controversial businessman Jared Otieno, the man at the center of the fake gold scam, allegedly earned his freedom after bribing a DCI officer.
A report by People Daily showed that in 2017, the flamboyant businessman walked out of a police cell after striking a deal with a top detective.
Quoting an officer who was shocked at the time, the paper further detailed that the deal was reached at after just a few minutes of negotiation between the parties involved.
Otieno was arrested on claims that he swindled foreigners in a gold export business deal and had been detained over money laundering, receiving money by false pretence and conspiracy to defraud.
The officer further divulged that after the abrupt turn of events at the time, Otieno was whisked out of the cell in style and allegedly taken to his home by a government vehicle.
The generous bribe ripples reached all the way to the judgment day where it was claimed that just one week after he was charged, he received all his cars and a firearm back without the court's approval.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke about the matter, however, a representative from the office of the DCI stated that he did not know the claims.
He also explained that the office needs full information in order to commence investigations into what really transpired.
"DCI is a very big organisation, so if you tell us it was in this station in Nairobi, then we can check and see if there were any entries," he told this writer.
Otieno was arrested again on Thursday after he reportedly drove himself to DCI offices following adverse mentions linking to a fake gold syndicate that conned a Dubai billionaire Ksh250 million.
Two vehicles, a Porsche and Bentley, were found parked at his Karen home which he reportedly paid Ksh110 million in cash and was yet to move in.
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