Police arrest a suspect that has been extorting MPs in Tanzania

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST APRIL 2018-A suspect  behind  a racket that has been extorting  Members of Parliament  has been arrested in Tanzania.His arrest comes  after a week-long search undertaken by Directorate of Criminal Investigation officers .

The suspect by the  name Wazir Boniface Chacha was arrested on Sunday morning on his way to the Democratic Republic of Congo following a week-long intelligence collection and planning involving Kenya and Tanzanian detectives.

According to DCI Director George Kinoti ,the Kenyan officers are being escorted to the Isebania border with the suspect who was traced in Tarime region.

The officers were dispatched last week and worked closely with their counterparts who helped trace the suspect who had registered a mobile phone number in the name of Murang’a Women Representative Sabina Chege.

He had conned several Members of Parliament and Cabinet Secretaries before Sabina raised an alarm that he was using her name.

Kinoti also said  the suspect,who had also posed as the Personal Assistant to former Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, will be arraigned in court on Tuesday as the search for more suspects intensify. 

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