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DCI detectives have arrested a man pretending to be a police officer who allegedly extorted a college student KSh 30,000.

The suspect, identified as Daniel Ochieng’ is said to have arrested a Kabete National Polytechnic student after introducing himself as a police officer from Central Police Division on mission to investigate crimes in the tertiary institution.

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“In the course of his unlawful conduct, he arrested a student on allegations that he was peddling narcotic drugs. He further intimidated the victim with severe police action and in the process extorted Thirty thousand Kenya shillings from him,” read one of the messages posted on DCI Twitter account.

According to DCI, the victim reported the incident to police who in turn hunted down the impostor.

“Our officers who arrested the impostor and upon searching him recovered one roll of bhang, a toy pistol and Ksh 30,000,” said the report.

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