A high-stakes multi-trillion dollar fraud case took a significant turn as the alleged mastermind, Isaiah Aluodo Belek, was apprehended by detectives in Nairobi.

Belek, who is suspected of orchestrating the elaborate scheme and corresponding with the complainants, was discovered hiding in Gigiri.

The arrest follows closely on the heels of the arraignment of eight individuals believed to be accomplices of Belek.

The accused were brought before the Milimani Law Courts, facing charges of conspiracy to defraud, possession of forged bank notes, and being in possession of police uniforms.

All nine suspects, including Belek, entered pleas of not guilty during the proceedings.

During the court session, the prosecution objected to the defendants' request for release on bond.

The final determination on the matter is scheduled to be made on November 21.

While the eight accomplices await the court's decision, Belek remains in police custody.

His arraignment is set for Monday, where he will face the charges brought against him.

Additionally, a Mercedes Benz believed to be linked to the fraudulent activities has been seized and is currently under police custody as part of the ongoing investigation.

The case marks a significant step in unravelling the intricate web of this colossal financial fraud.