DCI nabs a man who has been issuing fake licenses to gun owners.
The directorate of criminal investigations, DCI nabs a man who has been issuing fake licenses to gun owners.
The statement read;
DETECTIVES TIGHTEN THE NOOSE ON A SERIAL FELON. A man who has been personating a Firearms Licensing Board (FLB) officer is cooling his heels at Muthaiga Police Station after the Transnational Organized Crime detectives busted him in possession of assorted fake FLB documents and stamps at his Nguluni home in Matungulu, Machakos County.
Dominic Ondari Ombogi,42, was arrested last weekend following a court order obtained from Kahawa Law Courts, after intelligence reports placed him at the core of a dreadful syndicate that issued fake firearm certificates non-vetted applicants.
In the classic case of pressed down but not destroyed, Ondari has been battling accusations of Stealing a Firearm and Making a Document Without Authority at the City Court, & has been out on Sh 500,000 bond.
In the active case, he hoodwinked a Kajiado youth into believing that he could transfer the certificate of his late father’s firearm into his (the young man’s) name, before subjecting the unsuspecting victim to endless paper work that culminated in the theft of the firearm.
Preliminary investigations reveal that Ondari, who poses as a well-connected resource person in the Board, has only operated in the underworld and never sat at the Firearms Licensing Board as he alleges.
However upon his arrest, assorted filled firearm application forms, psychiatrist reports from Mathari Referral Hospital bearing different names, a seal from the Central Firearms Bureau, various FLB and Armatech Kenya Ltd rubbers stamps, four civilian firearm certificates, forged letters allegedly from the Nairobi region police command & several bank statements were seized.
Ondari targets vulnerable victims who are in haste to be cleared for the gun ownership, recklessly providing the fake certificates to anyone as long as good money changes hands. So strategic is Ondari that he even renews the certificates periodically at a cost of Sh 6,000.
As further investigations continue to establish other accomplices, custodial orders were granted to hold the suspect until March 10, 2023 when the matter will be mentioned at Kahawa Law Courts.
Charges of Being in Possession of Impliments of Forgery & Making Documents Without Authority to be preferred.
Meanwhile, the DCI appeals to anyone who may have fallen victim of this felony to present themselves to the Transnational Organized Crime Unit offices at DCI Headquarters Block B Room 47.