SH53.8 MILLION GOLD FRAUD TRIAL AGAINST EIGHT PUSHED TO MARCH 6 AS DPP HAJI REVIEWS CASE.

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Eight accused persons Samuel Gathuru, Moses Oketch, Patroba Odhiambo Tobias, Elisha Kimbero, Teddy Samora Kowino, Joannis Kaisarios, Mugabe Biriko and Collins Langat before court. /PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY SAM ALFAN.

A Nairobi court have has deferred the hearing of a Sh53 million gold fraud involving eight accused persons.

The case was postponed after Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji said he needed to review the fraud charges against the accused persons.

The accused persons are Samuel Gathuru, Moses Oketch, Patroba Odhiambo Tobias, Elisha Kimbero, Teddy Samora Kowino, Joannis Kaisarios, Mugabe Biriko and Collins Langat.

The eight are accused of conspiring to defraud USD 434,100 (Sh53.8 million) from Ismail Kolowale Adesina, an offence they allegedly committed on diverse dates between 23rd March and 18th December 2022, jointly with others not before court.

The charges state that the eight obtained Sh53.8 million from Adesina by falsely pretending they were in a position to sell and ship him 156 kilograms of gold to Dubai, a fact they knew was false.

They further charged that on February 2 and 3, last year at Bravie Group ltd in Kilimani within Nairobi County jointly with others not before court, they attempted to obtain from Muthu Siva Sakthi Velu USD 25,000 equivalent Sh3,175,000 by falsely pretending they were in a position to sell and ship 5 kilograms of gold a fact they knew was false.

Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu adjourned the case to March 6.

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