BY SAM ALFAN.
A Ugandan national was on Monday charged with fraudulently obtaining Sh2.5 million from a Nairobi lawyer.
Thomas Bazar Mayieku was accused that, on diverse dates between the month of September and October at Town house Kaunda Street, he obtained Sh805, 000 from William Arusei by falsely pretending that he was in a position to buy him a Toyota Prado.
Mayieku faces another count that on September 25 at Town house, he used tricks to obtain a Toyota Harrier valued at Sh1.6 million from Arusei.
He was further charged that on October 8 at the same place he fraudulently obtained Sh 290,000 from Ashil Wachuli by pretending that he will sell him a car.
According to the prosecution the suspect went to the lawyer’s house and asked his secretary that he wanted to talk to him. Arusei was called and he went to see Mayieku who told him that he was a businessman dealing with importing of cars and selling them.
The lawyer was interested in buying a Prado of which the accused told him that he will sell it at Sh1.6 million instead of Sh2.5 million.
Arusei told police that he arranged a meeting with his staff and called the accused person who came in a they made an agreement as he was given the money and they both signed. He came with the documents and there was no doubt that he was a con man.
It took some time before the vehicle was delivered as he kept saying that the car was at the port waiting clearance but later on switched off his phone and blocked Arusei from calling him.
The matter was reported and after investigations he was arrested. He denied the charges before principal magistrate Emilly Olwande who remanded him in custody.
The prosecution asked the court to remand him since he absconded a case at Kiambu court in 2012 and he still has a warrant of arrest. The prosecution added that he was a flight risk if given bail.
The trial court fixed the matter to be heard on May 20, 2015.