The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has called on victims of notorious fraud criminal to lodge complaints to enable prosecution.
The criminal identified as Haren Kumar Damji Madavia is said to be a habitual criminal linked to a series of offences of obtaining goods by false pretences across the country.
A Twitter post shared by the DCI on Friday, October 9, showed his victims were urged to liaise with the Officer In charge of Economic and Commercial Crime Unit at the DCI headquarters.
“Individuals or entities who may have fallen victim of his fraudulence are advised to liaise with the Officer In charge of Economic and Commercial Crime Unit at DCI Hqs,” it said.
The victims were asked to report to the officer in block ‘B’, ground floor, door No. 12 for further police action. According to the DCI, the suspect was arraigned and released on bond.
This is not the first time Kumar, who is a company director in Nairobi county has been arrested over the same offence.
On November 16, 2017, Kumar was charged with obtaining goods valued at KSh 90 million by false pretences contrary to the law.
He appeared before Magistrate Nicholas Njagi and denied two counts of obtaining money by false pretences and issuing a bad cheque.
The court heard that Kumar committed the offence on August 12, 2016, and October 15, 2016, at Mahindra and Mahindra.
He faced another count in which he was charged with issuing a bad cheque contrary to the law on September 17, 2016, and September 20, 2016, at Barclay’s plaza branch.
He is said to have issued Diamond Trust Bank cheques valued at KSh 8 million drawn in his account in the name of Polestar Merchandising Company.
He issued the cheques knowing the accounts had insufficient funds for the cheques to be honoured. Kumar had earlier appeared before the court where he faced several counts of issuing a bad cheque valued at KSh 41 million.
He had appeared before Magistrate Francis Andayi where was accused of pretending that the cheques he issued were genuine.
The court heard Kumar, on diverse dates between July 31, and September 12, 2017, at Avon Centre on Enterprise Road in Industrial Area, obtained from James Nduati Mwangi assorted building materials valued