WARRANTOF ARREST AGAINST FAKE GOLD SUSPECTS.

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PHOEBE WANJOHI.

A Nairobi court has issued a warrant of arrest against three accused persons implicated in a Sh4.1 million gold fraud.

Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku directed the arrest of Patrick Ngare Muchina, Kelvin Mwaura Ngotho and James Nganga, after failing to appear in court. They had been summoned to appear but failed to show up.

Jackson Ndirangu and companies associated with them- Airlink Freight Logistics Kenya limited, Great Source Freight Forwarders limited, Super Smart Ultra Vault limited and Lunah Freight World Cargo limited appeared before court.

They however, pleaded with the court to defer the plea, pending conclusion of negotiations with the alleged complainant.

The plea was deferred to Thursday to allow negotiations to take place failure to which the accused will plead to the fraud charges.

In the case, Ndirangu, Amuyene Mbombo Erick, Muchina, Airlink Freight Logistics Kenya limited, Great Source Freight Forwarders limited, Super  Smart Ultra Vault limited and Lunah Freight World Cargo limited are accused that on diverse dates between August 1 and November 25, 2020 in Nairobi jointly with others not before court conspired together to defraud Burkina Faso national Allassane Burkinabe Nikiema of Sh4,169, 000.

The court heard that by means of fraudulent tricks and displayed heavy metals allegedly parked with gold bars and nuggets, they falsely pretended that they were carrying genuine gold business.

They are also accused of obtaining Sh4.16 million from Allassane by pretending they were in position to sell and transport a consignment of 2,500 kilograms of gold, a fact they knew was false.

Congolese national Mbombo and Ugandan national Zakary Namakola are accused of being in Kenya illegally. They were arrested on November 26, at Covenant rive house No. 91 off James Gichuru road within Lavington area and the police say they are in Kenya unlawfully.

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