Tom Ngoe who was recently exposed as the lead lawyer in the gold scam racket targeting unsuspecting foreigners is a man living beyond his means, never went to Kenya law school and is not practising as an Advocate, the chief editor of this blog has established.
When you spot Mr Ngoe donning designer suits coupled with sharpshooters while moving around with latest automobiles, you may confuse him to be a serious uptown lawyer owning several properties and or a man with means and millions in oversea accounts only to realize that even his rentals are occasionally remitted by wife and friends in the fake gold business.
Sources say that Ngoe who survives only on gold scam does not have stable income or any property on his name save for his expensive watches, suits, and automotives that he buys every time his ‘business’ thrives.
“Ngoe ni mtu wa vipindi. He is only having expensive lifestyle with nothing in the pocket…yake ni magari na wamama tu” a little bird whispered to the editor of this blog.
Tom Ngoe and other gold frauds often ask clients to pay upfront costs, company name for visa application, send proofs, create a payment or financial instrument etc. A research recently released by Zen Gold, an international Dore Transactions and Fraud service, puts Ngoe and Associates legal consultants as the top gold scamming law firm in Kenya. This is because they get scams reports from this law firm time and again.
Successful scams of Ngoe
If you search for the name Tom Ngoe on google, you will most likely come up with thousands of hits with the word ‘gold scam’. However, one thing is for sure, you won’t see any image of Lawyer Tom Ngoe, even on his LinkedIn page, where he is supposed to come out as a professional. (anyone with his picture, send me)
Tom Ngoe gold scamming artistry is legendary, and for a man who is bent on erasing his image online, it seems to have not paid off. The fox has outfoxed the internet in his image but not on his story. He is a well-known gold scammer.
Many stories have been deleted but one thing remains. His name is associated with conning people off their gold. It is not even clear which is which, the law from Ngoe and Associates Legal consultants leads to another TOtienoLegal.com which is really sketchy in terms of management, and information on the law practice. Other curious thing is that it doesn’t have a search fucntion. Typicall face for a front of a criminal enterprise.
Dozen of unsuspecting foreign nationals are being swindled large amounts of money by these fraudsters led by Tom Ngoe.
Ngoe has been mentioned severally in the serial fraud cases of Jared Otieno who has in the last few years been involved in high tech conning. Last year, a man linked to the United Arab Emirates royal family is alleged to have been conned by a group that includes, among others, Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula, Zaheer Jhanda and Jared Otieno. Their lawyer has always been Tom Ngoe.
In 2017, Jared Otieno had his first trouble with the authorities when he was accused of obtaining Sh22 million from two foreign complainants.
After that, several cases came up including a famous arrest this year that exposed his expensive lifestyle with little or no known income channel.
On his part, Ngoe who has already testified in court in a case, is said to have received the cash on behalf of a foreign buyer who was prospecting for business in the country. He, according to details in the newspapers last year, was approached by the buyer to open an escrow account.
This was a deal involving a foreigner and gold seller known as Samir Munyinyi and his associate, Anthony Kanga. And it was 360kgs of gold.
In this deal, the investors were required to pay USD 100,000 for export taxes while the lawyer, Ngoe, would retain 5kgs of gold as collateral. “We paid 100,000 dollars for taxes and 10,000 dollars as fee for Otieno,” the foreigner said.
Ngoe would then create an escrow account where payments were done through a bank transfer from the foreigner’s company to the escrow account.
Later, one of the foreigner’s workers, Razia Chelimo informed him that she had discovered that Otieno was not registered as an advocate. “We confronted him and he explained to us that he was a lawyer but he was not practicing,” he said.
“We insisted that we wanted to accompany him to the bank but he refused saying it wasn’t necessary and after a few days, Munyinyi came up with another problem. He said he could not get export licence for the consignment and therefore needed another USD 100,000 to solve the problem,” he said.
Ngoe who listed as a key witness in the above case made deliberate efforts not to show up in court claiming that he was having emergency. As a result, the hearing was postponed to a later date.
Lawyer Ngoe has millions of money stashed in proxy bank accounts.
The cartels in the gold scam business must be dismantled and scattered away starting with the aforementioned laywers. We will keep tabs on these shameless characters who have ruined the reputation of this country.
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