Members of the public have been warned against a Mombasa-based fraudster notorious for running fake car deals.
The crooked Asian man identified as Omar Manjid Abbras is accused of obtaining money from multiple victims by pretending he can import cars from abroad at a cheap price.
Mr Omar runs his scheme from Likoni through a company named “Ocean Credit”.
A quick search on the internet shows that Mr Omar is not new to the authorities’ radar.
In December year, he was declared a wanted man in both Mombasa and Nakuru towns.
A few weeks later, he was arrested and charged with defrauding one Kelvin Muoki Kitonga over Sh2.5million with the fake promise of a brand new car.
In the submission shared below, his latest victim gives a detailed account of how Mr Omar offered to finance 80% of the vehicle for import and they only pay a 20% deposit.
The client quickly wired Sh460k to the scammer’s account.
Excited by the deal, he booked a trip to the coast with plans to surprise his family with the freshly-imported Toyota Harrier.
But when they got to Likoni, things quickly took a different turn.
Suddenly, the car dealer could not be reached.
Inside the hall, there were more than 20 of them, all gullibly duped into the scam.
When one client followed up on the matter with the police, they eventually arrested Mr Omar in Nairobi.
But after a few days behind bars, he was arraigned in court, trialled and later released on a Sh1 million bond with a surety of a similar amount and an alternative cash bail of Sh300,000.
He is currently enjoying his money in Parklands, Nairobi where he recently set shop after escaping the long arm of the law.
We went to buy a car last October in Mombasa from a company called ocean credit it’s at Naivas Likoni.
We met a person called Omar Farook Raqee Majid, an Asian Mombasa local young dealer.
His offer was that he finances 80 per cent of the vehicle import and we pay a 20 per cent deposit.
We wanted a harrier and he charged us 2.3 so we paid 460k.
The car was supposed to arrive in the last week of December.
I booked my family for a holiday as we leave we collect the car and go.
On 27th we were in touch as Omar had left to go to Nairobi for his relative’s wedding.
He called us at his office at 3 pm telling us the car will be with us.
After a while, he switched off his phone and that’s the last we heard of him.
As we waited we realised people started becoming as we were 20 people who had bought cars and were told the same thing.
We wrote an OB at Urban as a group and travelled back.
You can imagine the suffering we went through.
One client followed up with his contacts in DCI and found Omar after a month in Nairobi he was arrested and taken to court in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Imagine the DCI Mombasa leave even exposing him got him out of jail and sent him to Nairobi where he is enjoying his life with our hard-earned money.
One client followed up with his contacts in DCI and found Omar after a month in nairobi he was arrested and taken to court in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Imagine the DCI Mombasa left even exposing him getting him out of jail and sending him to Nairobi where he is enjoying his life with our hard-earned money.
Now we are suffering after has conned us black and white while he is free even not half of the 20 cases charged, our country he has moved to nairobi parklands and enjoying with our hard earned money,” the victim writes.