Conman finally arrested

2016-06-08 06:00
Photo: supplied Ahmed Omarjee

Photo: supplied Ahmed Omarjee

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WANTED KwaDukuza conman Ahmed Omarjee (33) has been arrested after several months on the run.

Omarjee, who was a well-known businessman in the area, was red-flagged by Interpol when he fled the country after conning a large number of business people in KwaDukuza and other parts of KwaZulu-Natal out of millions of rands.

According to KZN police spokesperson, Lieutenant Nqobile Gwala the suspect, who resided at Dolphin Crescent, Blythedale approached the victims in the cases under the pretext that he had a tender to provide submersible water pumps to the Newcastle Municipality and required investors to invest in the tender, which he claimed had been awarded to him by the municipality.
“It is alleged that the suspect produced a fraudulent letterhead from the municipality as a confirmation of his business opportunity.

“The complainants in these matters were then requested to invest large amounts of money, with the promise of high returns for their investments.

“It is alleged that the investors invested in the business deal as they were of the opinion that the business was authentic. The investors invested millions of rands with the suspect Omarjee, however he failed to pay the investors the promised returns and fled his home,” she said.

Gwala said charges of fraud were opened at KwaDukuza and Sydenham SAPS and a warrant of arrest has been issued.

After receiving a tip off that Omarjee was back in the country for a new passport, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial detective task team arrested him.

Omarjee appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and was remanded in custody until his bail hearing this week.

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