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Man who conned Muslim pilgrims over KSh 7 million arrested

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday, December 6, arrested a travel agent who conned Muslim pilgrims over KSh 7 million. Read more of this information on TUKO.co.ke

by Linda Shiundu Jan 7th · 1 min read

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- The travel agent had escaped to Somali after conning the pilgrims- He duped the unsuspecting faithful in the pretext of facilitating their pilgrimage to Mecca- The man is said to have been paid between KSh 350,000 and KSh 400,000 by each individualDetectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday, December 6, arrested a travel agent who conned Muslim pilgrims over KSh 7 million.Nur Hassan Abdi duped the unsuspecting faithful of their money in the pretext of facilitating their pilgrimage to Mecca.READ ALSO: Australia's bush fires push non-believers to pray to GodNur Hassan Abdi duped the unsuspecting faithful of their money in the pretext of facilitating their pilgrimage to Mecca.Source: UGCREAD ALSO: Meet world's shortest man according to Guinness World RecordsAccording to a tweet by the DCI, he later escaped to Somalia’s Dhobley town with the money meant for the travel costs back in 2019."Detectives on Monday, December 6, arrested a Dugsi teacher, Nur Hassan Abdi," tweeted the DCI.READ ALSO: Watu 40 wafariki kwa kukanyagana kwenye halfa ya mazishi ya jenerali Soleimani"Nur is accused of escaping to Dhobley in Somalia with over KSh 7 Million belonging to Muslim faithful who were to attend Hajj prayers in 2019," it added.The Supreme Council of Kenya Muslim (Supkem) had initially said Nur was a hajj agent operating under the business name Ithaf Hajj and Umra Agency. READ ALSO: Evangelist TD Jakes, Benny Hinn among thousands attending Rheinard Bonke's funeral Supkem confirmed that Abdi and his agency were duly registered, accredited but he did not submit a list of names, payments or passports of prospective pilgrims for the 2019 Hajj. The agent was alleged to have gone on the run with the victims’ passports after being paid between KSh 350,000 and KSh 400,000 by each individual.Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through news@tuko.co.ke or WhatsApp: 0732482690. Contact Tuko.co.ke instantly My Spanish husband calls me a monkey, wants to take my children from me | Tuko TV Subscribe to watch new videos

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