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Court moves fraud case to September

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 02:28 | By
Court gavel. PHOTO/Pexels
Court gavel. PHOTO/Pexels

A Nairobi court has ordered the trial of a fake USD 439 trillion fraud case against nine businessmen to proceed on September 10 without further delay.

At the same time, Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Wandia Nyamu stood down a witness one Inspector Gideon Osundwa attached to the DCI headquarters who is a document examiner to enable the prosecution to arrange the alleged fake dollars contained in four boxes.

Earlier, the court heard that the nine accused persons, Isaiah Aluodo Belek, Moses Otieno, Peter Aura, Brian Waweru, John Kalombo, Peter Kisanya, Noah Ouma, Charity Njeri and Mercy Cheptoo were arrested by Operations Support Unit (OSU) detectives  at a warehouse at Embakasi along Mombasa Road in Nairobi where several pallets containing counterfeit US dollars, suspected stolen jungle fatigues meant for police officers and customs reflector jackets.

According to the charge sheet, the accused persons were also found in possession of three military boots, two jungle green pair of trousers, two military jackets, two Angola shorts resembling Administration Police Service uniform without any written authority from the Inspector General of Police.

The court heard that all the accused persons committed the offence on dates between October 24 and November 15 this year at Viraj Godown in Embakasi, conspired to defraud Omid Kharkhaneh Sh5,472,000 by pretending that they were in a position to facilitate transportation of Sh4Trillion from Kenya to Dubai.

 Aluodo alone is charged that on dates between October 23, and November 15, 2023 at Viraj Godown in Embakasi sub county within Nairobi county with others already before court, conspired to defraud Omid Kharkhane USD 36,000.

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