Detectives drawn from Mombasa have launched a search for a man believed to be defrauding citizens in three countries.

In a statement, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) noted that the suspect who identifies as Mukisa Okello, Tony Taban, Big Papa, Yee, and Suleiman Malish has committed fraud in Melbourne, Australia, Kampala in Uganda and Nairobi.

DCI say he is wanted for depositing bad cheques in various instances

“The self-styled millionaire with various names including Don Solomon a.k.a. Mukisa Okello a.k.a. Tony Taban Suleiman Malish a.k.a. Yee a.ka.a Big Papa is wanted for depositing a bad cheque of Sh599,950 in favour of Naivas Limited and fraudulently obtaining 10 television sets of 55” from Naivas Mwembe Tayari branch, on March 8, 2023,

“Around the same time, the fugitive believed to be a South Sudanese national also fraudulently obtained assorted steel rods from Bayfair Hardware at Bombolulu in Mombasa valued at Sh842,000,” DCI stated.

The detectives noted that they recovered a section of the steel rods at Mulolongo and arrested one suspect who was charged at the Shanzu law courts.

DCI added that the wanted suspect failed to pay a bill of Ksh1.045 million at an establishment along Chiromo road.

The Mohammed-Amin-led agency further indicated that the wanted suspect was last spotted in Roysambu’s Mirema Drive where he is dwelling.

“Big Papa who flaunts a flashy lifestyle is believed to have previously gifted a TV host in Uganda a sleek automobile, that was later discovered to have been stolen from Congo DRC by Ugandan authorities. The suspect is also accused of fraud and related offenses at various banks in Melbourne Capital, Victoria State in Australia,” they added.

Further, they called on members of the public to volunteer any information that would aid in his arrest.


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