Blogger Edgar Obare was on Thursday March, 4, 2021 arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) detectives over blackmail cases.
DCI detectives have claimed that Edgar Obare have been using his network to conduct criminal activities through blackmails by fraudsters.
The detectives alleged that uses his scheme to benefit financially from prominent personalities, by tainting their images online and demanding money to black mail them not to post the information about them.
“Detectives from the Cybercrime unit have uncovered an underworld network of criminals involving young ladies recruited by Obare, to stalk prominent personalities in political, business and religious circles for monetary exploitation. The ladies are then coached by Obare, on how to ensnare the victims into their traps then extort unimaginable sums of money from them,” the DCI said.
According to the case facing Obare and his co-accused Desy Oduor Achieng, Achieng was reportedly coached by Obare on how to stalk and extort Ksh.10 million from a prominent governor.
Obare is said to have shared the governor’s number with her and instructed her to tell him that she was pregnant with his child and that she would tell the whole world about their ‘secret’.
“When the governor did not respond, she was instructed to threaten him that she would share photos that they had allegedly taken in compromising situations but the governor did not respond,” the DCI said.
Achieng also claimed that Edgar told her to tell the governor that she is allegedly pregnant with his child and that she would tell the whole world about it if the governor does not cooperate.
Edgar is said to have taken to his social media pages accusing the governor of impregnating a lady and failing to take responsibility.
“Fearing the repercussions of Edgar’s actions, she reported the matter to DCI offices in Nyali. Detectives have since established that the lady isn’t pregnant as she had claimed,” the DCI added.
Edgar and his co-accused have since been arrested and they are to face charges for publishing false information contrary to Section 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act, 2018.
“Young ladies are cautioned to be wary of such fraudsters out to exploit them for their selfish gains and are advised to find alternative sources of income,” the DCI warned.