Covid millionaires ‘whistleblower’ has been arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
DCI in a statement posted on social media said three suspects who abducted the Director of Hi-tech Enterprise while personating EACC and KRA officers before demanding for a Kshs 2 Million bribe to stop pursuing an alleged tax evasion case involving the victim were in their custody.
Godwins Agutu, who is one of the people who blew the whistle on Covid-19 millionaires expose is among the three that were arrested.
Agutu who is the Network Action Against Corruption Director featured in an expose aired by NTV alleging widespread misuse of Covid-19 funds and material donations from Jack Ma Foundation.
Agutu was arrested alongside Alex Mutua and Ken Kimathi on Wednesday evening.
They bribed the director asking him to stop pursuing an alleged tax evasion case involving the victim.
DCI boss George Kinoti said that the three were working with three other people who are still at large.
The three escapees are said to be KRA officers namely; Houdouvia Njoroge, Harrison Ochar and Brian Kimemia.
They used two Prados Reg. Nos. GKB 070B & KCY 280Q and stormed the victim’s offices within Nairobi on September 26, 2020, after which they took his laptop and left.
“The suspects appeared again on Sept 29,2020, demanding the Sh2 million bribe, and when the victim could not raise the amount, they forced him into the GKB vehicle and drove off to Lutheran Hse along Nyerere road,” Kinoti said.
Kinoti said the victim was forced to contact his family members to get the amount, but only managed to raise Sh500,000 where the suspects escorted him to his house at Westlands in Nairobi and took the cash.
Investigations were then launched by DCI Detectives where the three suspects were nabbed at the said Lutheran House, further establishing that the registration number GKB 070B belonged to a Land Rover Discovery attached to the Judiciary.