BY SAM ALFAN.
A Nairobi Court has issued warrant for the arrest of Hanamal Construction Limited boss over 600 million fraud relation offences.
Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi issued the arrest warrant against Hassan Ahmednur Baricha after Kenya Revenue Authority made the application after he failed to appear in court to plead to the charges.
The prosecutor told the court that the suspect further threatened to shoot a KRA investigator who had gone to arrest him.
The officer told the court the accused pointed the gun at him forcing him to jump out of the vehicle.
The officer said he sensed danger by observing the demeanor of the suspect and was apprehensive he would shoot him at a close range.
The officer sustained injuries on his shoulder , back, waist , hands and legs.
According to the officer , the went to arrest the businessman along Mombasa road accompanied by PC Lydia Chebasis.
They entered his Toyota Land cruiser and identified themselves as DCI officers from KRA and ordered him to drive to Capital Hill Police station for processing and recording of his statement.
On their way to Capital Hill police station, reaching Haile Sellasie roundabout at around 11pm, PC Chebasis requested to use the washroom at Kobil petrol station which was nearby and accused accepted.
After Chebasis alighted, the accused locked the doors and sped off headed to Mombasa road while the officer was at the back seat.
He struggled and made his way to the front seat in an attempt to plead with him to stop the vehicle.
“My pleas to him to reduce speed and stop fell on deaf ears as he started being abusive and asking me to get out of his vehicle while it was moving at a high rate of speed. He pulled out a pistol from his right side of waist and cocked it, still driving at a high speed and proceeded to point the said pistol at threatening to shoot me if I did not jump out of his vehicle”, said Police officer Solomon Laikera.
His firm is alleged that on diverse dates between January 1, 2016 and February 1, 2017 being director of Hanamal construction limited while earning taxable income , unlawful made incorrect statements in his income tax return for the year 2017 which act reduced his corporate tax liability by Kshs. 24,106,797 payable to the commissioner as required by income tax Act CAP 470, Laws.
Hassan is accused that on diverse date between January 1,2015 and June 31, 2018 being a director of Hanamal construction limited and while earning taxable income , unlawfully made incorrect statements in your income tax return for the year 2015 ,2016 and 2017 which act reduced his income tax liability by Kshs. 57,538,801 payable to commissioner as required by the income Tax Act Cap 470, laws of Kenya.
He is facing other several counts.