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‘Gold supplier’ charged with defrauding foreigners Sh70m

By For Citizen Digital

Sikanda Ismael Abdalla Saleh

A man has been charged with obtaining 70 million shillings from foreigners by pretending that he is a gold supplier.

Sikanda Ismael Abdalla Saleh was charged with obtaining 64 million shillings from a South African Prakash Robert Deepal Baichan, by falsely pretending that he was in a position to ship 435 kilograms from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi to Dubai International airport in the United Arabs Emirates.

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The accused is alleged to have committed the offence jointly with others before court on 19th December 2016 in Nairobi County.

Saleh was also charged with obtaining 17.3 million shillings from Mustaq Hafeji Dawood by falsely pretending that he was in a position to ship 50 kilograms of gold from JKIA to Kuwait International Airport in the Republic of Kuwait.

He is alleged to have the offence on diverse dates between 4th October 205 and 31st October 2016 in Nairobi county.

He was also charged with obtaining 4.9 million shillings from one Mohammad Imad Mokdad by pretending that he was in a position to ship 50kg of gold from JKIA Nairobi to Beirut city in the republic of Lebanon.

He is alleged to have committed the offense this offence on diverse dates between 2nd and 13th June 2017 in Nairobi county.

The accused who was appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku however denied the charges.

The prosecution told the court that the matter was related to another already before court and prayed that they be mentioned on the same date in order for them to make an application for consolidation.

The accused was released on a bond of 1 million shillings and one surety or a cash bail of 500,000 shillings

The matter will be mentioned on 27 September and will be heard on 23rd October 2017.

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