Cyprian Nyakundi arrested for extortion, blackmail and false accusations demanding 17M from Victoria Commercial Bank

Detectives from the Directorate
of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested controversial blogger, Cyprian
Nyakundi, today over extortion and blackmail.

Without divulging details of the victim, officers revealed that Nyakundi
along with one Emmanuel Nyamweya had been nabbed after receiving a Sh1 million
payout from the victim.

“Detectives based at Gigiri have today afternoon arrested two
suspects namely Cyprian Andama Nyakundi and Emmanuel Nyamweya Ong’era after
successful investigations touching on extortion, blackmail and false
accusations.

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The exhibit money was recovered and the two suspects will be arraigned tomorrow.

“The two had just received Sh 1 Million from one of their victims being a down payment of Sh17.5 million they had earlier demanded as a precondition for pulling down libellous posts appearing on a website allegedly owned by the suspects.

Victoria Bank CEO Yogesh Pattni - Cyprian Nyakundi arrested for extortion, blackmail and false accusations demanding 17M from Victoria Commercial Bank
Victoria Bank CEO Yogesh Pattni

“The exhibit money was recovered and the two suspects will be arraigned tomorrow [Tuesday],” DCI said in a statement to the media.



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