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Dusit Terror attack suspects received millions via M-Pesa

It has been revealed that a Dusit terror attack suspect received Kes 9 million via mPesa and channeled it to Somalia. The money was received in a span of 3 months from a source in South Africa. This information has been discovered by the Anti Terror Police Unit (ATPU).

The suspect, Hassan Abdi Nur has 52 M-Pesa agent accounts. 47 registered between October and December 2018. Each was registered with a SIM card. He used different IDs to register the SIM cards.

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ATPU’s Inspector Monicah Githaiga said they are working to obtaining the SIM cards subscriber details.

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The money was they withdrawn through DTB bank, Eastleigh branch, and wired to Somalia. Nur was arrested in Westlands along with 4 other suspects. The suspects are lawyer Abdinoor Ismael, journalist Ismael Ambitham, Ali Khamis and businessman Faisal Mohamed.

Abdinoor has received over Kes 100 million that is believed to have been used to finance terrorism activities.

Ambitham was in constant communication with with the slain Dusit terror suspect Farouk and his wife Violet Kemunto (who is still on the run).

Ambitham’s phone led to his arrest. Detectives established his communication with the Farouks. He works for Horizon TV as a social media representative.

Khamis is a marketing manager for the Horizon TV. He and Ambitham were in active communication with individuals in Somalia.

The manager of the bank where Nur was withdrawing the money, Sophia Mbogo, was arrested for failing to report Nur’s suspicious transactions. Nur, is believed, made high value withdrawals in short intervals that should have been reported.

Credit: The Star Newspaper

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