Two suspects charged with conning Italian national Ksh.19M in Nairobi


Two suspects charged with conning Italian national Ksh.19M in Nairobi
Gideon Nuka Gbaravopnu and Seth Steve Okute arraigned for allegedly defrauding an Italian national. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Two men were Thursday arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts for allegedly defrauding an Italian national of USD185,000 (Ksh.19 million).

Appearing before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi, the suspects; Gideon Nuka Gbaravopnu and Seth Steve Okute, were charged with obtaining money by false pretense.

It is alleged that the suspects obtained the money from the Italian National, Lewis Ikena, on diverse dates between January 1, 2021 and April 30, 2021 by pretending they would facilitate the transfer of 2000 kilograms of gold for sale in Dubai.

According to the charge sheet, the money was obtained at DTB Bank Jomo Kenyatta Airport Branch.

The suspects pleaded not guilty and were released on a cash bail of Ksh.600,000 each.

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