Suspects in fake Ksh.2B Barclays saga to know their fate

Eric Adede and three other suspects in the Barclays fake money saga.
File image of Eric Adede and three other suspects in the Barclays fake money saga. PHOTO| CIZEN DIGITAL

Four suspects who were arrested in connection to fake Ksh.2billion stashed inside a safe deposit box at the Barclays Bank in Nairobi have been arraigned in court.

The four are Erick Adede (owner of the box), Ahmed Shah (allegedly posed as an international investor), Ms. Elizabeth Muthoni and Ms. Irene Wairimu Kimani.

They were presented  before Resident Magistrate Zainab Abdulon through a miscellaneous application.

The Prosecution asked court to allow police detain the suspects for 10 more days to conclude investigations.

Investigators said they need to establish their real identities too from the registrar of persons and more time is required to review CCTV footage from Barclays.

They also informed the court that they will be forwarding the currency notes which are in US dollars to the Central Bank of Kenya for verification.

Claims that the first accused person, Adede, is an account holder with the bank are also to be verified.

Minerals resembling gold that were recovered at the same bank on Wednesday are to be taken to the Mines and Geologist Department at the Environment Ministry to ascertain authenticity.

Two bank officials Mr. Boaz Ochich and Mr. Charles Manzi who were arrested along the four suspects will now be State witnesses.

The bail/bond ruling is expected at 2.30pm on Thursday.

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