BY SAM ALFAN.
Flashy businessman cum politician Jared Kiasa Otieno has been charged afresh with fraudulently obtaining Sh300 million in a fake gold scam.
Otieno alias Jonathan Tololwa was charged alongside Philip Nashon Ng’uru Aroko alias Benson Mutola, Ricky Thomas Ochieng alias Tom Okoth, Dillon Kibet and Paul-ine Adhiambo Odok alias Rose Adhiambo Omamo.
The charges stated that they conspired to defraud Simuong Group Company from Lao of Sh300 million by means of fraudulent tricks.
It is alleged that they displayed heavy steel boxes allegedly marked with genuine foreign currencies between February 8 and 28, 2019 in Nairobi County, an offence they jointly with others not before court.
The court heard that they claimed they owned a company office trading as Nirone Safe Keeping ltd, claiming that they were engaged in a genuine foreign currency business.
Otieno, Aroko and Odok were further accused that between February 7 and 28 in the year 2019, they obtained Sh300 million from Simuong Group company ltd of US $2 million as a loan for payment within a month.
They allegedly presented themselves as Jonathan Tololwa, Benson Mutola and Rose Adhiambo Omamo, with intent to defraud.
The three were also charged with obtaining Sh100 million from the same company with intent to defraud. The money was purported to be as security to offer a loan, a fact they knew to be false.
Sixteen other persons denied charges of preparation to commit a felony when they appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo.
The charges stated that they were found in a building designed as the office of Nirone Safe Keeping ltd with intent to commit a crime, an offence they allegedly committed on May 13, 2019 at Kaputei gardens plot No.12 in Kileleshwa in Nairobi County.