A man in Kenya, Justin Kioko posing as a beautiful woman and swindling men of money supposedly for airfare has been arrested.
On Monday, September 13 a man Godfrey Owino reported Kioko had received sh 344,000 ( GH¢18,873.09 ) from him while pretending to be a lady supposed to take a flight from Coastal Kilifi County to Siaya for a date.
“The 31-year-old allegedly received the money via ‘MOMO’ from Godfrey Owino who he says they had planned for “her” to travel from Kilifi to Siaya county,” a report read in part.
Mr. Owino revealed that the cash was supposed to cover a two-way flight ticket but the con man made away with the cash after switching off.
Machakos man Arrested for ‘Eating Fare’ sh 344K Pretending to be a Beautiful Lady
Justin Kioko a resident of Machakos is in police custody for obtaining money through pretense. He received sh 344, 500 via MPesa from Godfrey Owino pic.twitter.com/0QmdgmiORu
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@CisNyakundi) September 13, 2021
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