Conman finally arrested

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

Photo: supplied Ahmed Omarjee

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.