Rogue Italians, Daniele Lo Coco and Massimo Nativi, connected to a fraudulent activity worth Sh 32M


Over the weekend, two Italian citizens, Daniele Lo Coco and Massimo Nativi, were apprehended in Watamu Kilifi county for reportedly acquiring Sh.

32 million through deceitful means. The arrest was made by the DCI Kilifi County officers on April 27 at their residence in Rafiki Tamu resort, following complaints from two fellow Italians who claimed that the accused had sold them property without proper documentation.

The two suspects spent the better part of the weekend in police custody and are expected in Kilifi Court today to face charges of obtaining money by false pretense.

A Police report seen by journalists dated April 27 and signed by Elizabeth Yego for County Criminal Investigation Officer revealed that the suspects were arrested after two fellow Italians Rita Napo and Florenzo Gilora reported they allegedly lost Sh.

32 million to them
Please be informed that the two aforementioned suspects have been arrested today the 27th April 2024 at their residence at Rafiki Tamu resort in Watamu following a review of the DCI Kilifi inquiry file Number 53 of 23 in which two complainants of Italian Origin namely Ms Rita Napo and Mr Florenzo Girola had allegedly lost a total of Sh. 32,000,000 to the two suspects

The Report said the suspects were held at the Kilifi police station pending arraignment in court.
The Police report revealed that the case was initially registered in court on September 8 2023 but was withdrawn and file resubmitted to the DPP for further submission.

However, the DPP Coast region after review of the file reinstated the charges leading to the arrest of the suspects.
Kilifi county Criminal Investigation Officer David Siele confirmed the arrest saying the suspects would be taken to court today (Monday).

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