BY PRUDENCE WANZA – A man has been charged with obtaining over 8m Shillings from a Sri Lankan national pretending to be a gold dealer.
Abass Badru Omuyoma is accused of obtaining USD 82,000 (equivalent to Sh 8,200,000) from Galagama Gedara Issadeen by falsely pretending that he was in a position to procure 25 kilograms of gold a fact he knew to be false.
He is alleged to have committed the offence on 9th July 2019 in Kilimani sub-county in Nairobi jointly with others not before court.
He denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot.
He was granted a bond of Sh 500,000 and one surety of the same amount or a cash bail of Sh 100,000. The court further directed that upon depositing the cash bail, the accused should avail one Kenyan contact as surety.
The case will be mentioned on 15th August and will be heard on 17th September.