BY SAM ALFAN.
A Nairobi court has issued a warrant for the arrest of embattled businessman Jimmy Wanjigi over an alleged fraud of a land valued at Sh56 million.
Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Benard Ochoi issued the warrant of arrest against Wanjigi and summoned his wife Irene Nzusi Wanjigi and several other persons over claims of conspiracy to defraud.
The police applied for the warrant after the accused persons failed to appear in court as directed. The court heard that the police could not reach them on their phone.
Ochoi heard that an attempt to arrest Wanjigi at his home flopped after the businessman escaped arrest and drove off and locked himself in a building in Westlands.
The charge sheet states that Wanjigi, his wife, John Nynjua Njenga defrauded Kenroid Limited by falsely pretending that they were in position to sell land IR. NO. 65800LR.1870/11/200 Deed plan No. 175145 measuring 0.3314 hectares registered to Auream ltd.
They allegedly committed the offence jointly, on June 21, 2018 at Nairobi city center with intent to defraud and obtained Sh56 million.
The three alongside Himanshu Velji Dodhia alias Himanshu Velji Prechard Dodhia, Kaneez Noorani, Mohamed Hussein Noorani, Mohamed Hussanali, Kairu Augustine Thuo andb John Nyanjua Njenga are accused of forging a title Deed for the said land dated July 20,1993 under the name of Horizon Hills ltd.
The charge states that they committed the offence on diverse dates between April 9,2010 and June 5,2018 at an unknown place jointly with others not before court.
The eight also accused of forging a Deed plan under the name of Dodhia Foam ltd purporting it to be genuine and valid Deed plan signed by survivor Gs Gitau and forging a Grant for the above land under the name of Dodhia foam ltd purporting it to be genuine and valid Grant issued and signed by commissioner of lands Wilson Gacanja.
Wanjigi, his wife and Njenga are also accused of procuring execution of a company by false pretence and uttering false documents with intent to defraud.