The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives have released photos of women employed by slain thug Samuel Mugota to spike drinks of moneyed Nairobi men before stealing from them.
Detectives said the women were experts in stupefying revellers at popular drinking spots and mainly targeted middle-aged to older men whom they suspected to have fat bank accounts.
The investigations agency said most of the ladies had been arrested before but the 40-year-old always came to their aid by approaching the complainants and refunding them back their money.
However, DCI noted that most cases often went unreported since the drugged men were mainly married and respectable people in society who would not wish to air their dirty linen to the public.
Following Mugota’s killing, most of the women who were involved in the syndicate have travelled to their rural homes, where they are monitoring how the events are unfolding.
Inside Mugota’s dirty life
The man met his death on the afternoon of Monday, May 16, after being shot six times at Mirema drive by an unknown assailant, moments after he dropped a lady and her child.
Following his shooting over suspected ‘wash wash’ dealings, the sleuths have been combing the DCI’s criminal database to find out who he truly was.
Shockingly, from the research, it was confirmed that the man was a renowned criminal.
The detectives said the man started stealing from victims at ATM’s in various banks before graduating into a full-time thug.
“Mugota headed an ATM and SIM swapping syndicate that operated like a mafia criminal organization, was a multi-millionaire with several real estate properties scattered across the city, a fleet of vehicles and 7 wives all living lavishly from proceeds of stupefied patrons in clubs most frequented by revellers.
Interestingly, none of the wives suspected that Muvota lived a double life,” the detectives said.
The investigation officers discovered that for the 11 years Mugota had engaged in criminal activities, he had been arrested over 30 times on fraud-related charges.
The many times he fraudulently accessed clients’ accounts at city ATM’s before sweeping them clean made him to be known by cyber security specialists in the banking sector.
The sleuths believe that the man worked with rogue banking officials who assisted him to clean up accounts in a matter of minutes.
He particularly had a preference for Co-operative bank ATMs.
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