REVEALED: Controversial past of Isaiah Aluodo, mastermind of Sh608 billion scam
The controversial past of Mr Isaiah Aluodo Belek, a suspected mastermind of a Sh608 billion scam who was on November 21, 2023, charged in court can now be revealed.
Mr Belek was charged before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi with conspiring to defraud Omid Kharkhaneh of Sh5.4 million.
Besides this offence, he has in the past been arrested by the police on suspicion of stealing valuables in malls located within the city.
In August 2018, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) police circulated images of four men who they said were behind laptop theft within the city.
“They are specialized in sneaking into meetings in Nairobi and making away with any laptop or valuables left unattended to,” the DCI said during the time.
Mr Aluodo was amongst the suspects and a month later he was nabbed by officers and arraigned in court.
In the photos that were shared by the DCI, the laptop theft suspect appeared to be a very successful businessman.
In most of the images, he is seen in a blue suit, cut to fit, and a well-pressed yellow shirt.
Many did not believe that such a well-dressed man could end up being one of the suspected robbers who have continuously given locals within the city sleepless days and nights as they stole laptops and other valuables.
When he was arrested, security guards at Nairobi Hospital had suspected he was the same man whose images had been circulated by the DCI.
The security guards then informed some police officers and in a joint operation, the suspect was nabbed.
He then informed the police that he was working with other accomplices who resided in South B Estate in Lang’ata Sub-County.
Police raided the house where they recovered one new laptop that had been stolen and arrested Mr Amisi Erick.
They then headed to Imenti House, where two other suspects — Mr George Njagi Maina and Mr Kevin Njagi Kariuki were nabbed.