The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has rounded up five staff members after raiding Goldenscape Greenhouses Limited offices in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, March 12.
According to Citizen Digital on Thursday, March 12, five employees were in the office during the raid and witnessed DCI detectives carry away documents and computers for examination.
Detectives attached to the DCI recovered 10 desktop computers and records bearing details on the investments, financial transactions and other key reports that will strengthen the case against its CEO Peter Wangai.
Goldenscape CEO Peter Wangai stands next to some of the produce from his greenhouses.
Wangai went missing on March 2, 2020, after disgruntled investors came forward to highlight that the returns promised on their investments had still not come to fruition.
Detectives have been in pursuit of the CEO after he shut down his offices in Nairobi Central Business District and Lower Kabete.
In the ongoing investigations, 83 individuals who had been pulled into the scam have already recorded statements with the Financial Crimes Investigation Unit of the DCI.
Current figures estimate that billions were lost in the scam that could see Wangai face charges on 83 counts of obtaining money by false pretence once he is arrested.
Goldenscape Group Limited advertising returns for investors published on October 18, 2018.
Goldenscape was sold as a get rich quick scheme to investors looking for a viable avenue to invest their money.
The scheme promised long-term returns from small investments. Investors were promised annual returns of Ksh 550,000 for an investment of Ksh 320,000 that would be paid bi-annually.
It, however, became clear that the proponents were not out for commercial farming but were looking for a way to package the concept to net investors with parcels of land that would never find buyers otherwise.