A businessman suspected to have fraudulently acquired Sh 11.6 million from his client after duping him that he would import vehicles for him has finally been charged in a Nairobi Court.
The businessman, Daniel Mwaura Hinga was charged with fraudulently obtaining Ksh 5,105,000 from his client Eugene Nyamweya pretending he would import for him a vehicle make BMW M3.
He was also charged with fraudulently obtaining another 31,250 USD from the same client by falsely purporting he would clear for him a vehicle make Land Rover Defender which had arrived at the Port of Mombasa from the UK.
The court heard that the accused assured to import a BMW M3 vehicle valued at Sh 392,000 and in addition received Sh 3,400,000 for purchasing another BMW X3.
According to the prosecution, the accused met the complainant online trading with Driveline Motors Limited a company he used to defraud Nyamweya and later closed their offices which were based at Two Rivers.
The alleged offence took place on diverse dates between May 30th and July 20th, 2023, in Westlands area within Nairobi County.
In an affidavit filed in Court, the complainant trusted the accused for the second time where he sought his assistance to help him in the clearance of a Land Rover Defender which was at the port in Mombasa where he received Sh 4,340,000.
“Upon receiving the money from the complainant, he diverted it to purchase his personal vehicles where we fear he will interfere with exhibit,” said the officer.
The officer told the court that the accused has conducted a series of fraud against the public as the car dealer who has reported the same to the police and they are yet to be called for identification parade.
Appearing before Milimani Principal Magistrate Easther Kimilu, the accused denied the charges and was released on a bond of Ksh 2 million.
The case will be mentioned on September 19.