BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
Two businessmen have been charged before a Nairobi court with obtaining Sh 3 million from a French businessman pretending to sell him 10kg of gold.
Mohammed Akabar Rashi alias Amit Gathi and Yulian Stankov pentrov alias Vikta Rosta( Brungarian national) denied the fraud charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe.
They are accused that on diverse dates between February 27 and April 2019 jointly with others not before court with intent to defraud obtained USD 308,50 equivalent to Ksh 3 million from french businessman Laxmin Naria Jindal by falsely pretending they were in position to sell him 10 kg of gold.
Petrov is accused of being unlawfully in Kenya.
Akabar Rashi alone was released on a cash bail of Sh 100,000 or Sh 500,000 bond pending hearing and determination of the fraud trial.
However, the court ordered Brungarian national Pretrov to be remanded in custody pending the hearing of his case.
This is after prosecution opposed his release on bond terms saying he is a foreigner and have no known residents in the country.
Prosecution further added he was facing another criminal case before Malindi Law Court but the accused said he was acquitted and his passport is still detailed by Malindi court.