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Court orders DPP to supply witness statements in Sh439tr fake dollar case

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 02:00 | By
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A Nairobi court yesterday ordered the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to supply witness documents to the defendant in a criminal case against the key masterminds of the fake dollars estimated at Sh439 trillion scam.

Milimani principal magistrate Wandia Nyamu issued the orders compelling the DPP to supply witness statements to the defence after they complained that they have not yet received the documents as per earlier court orders.

The defence lawyers led by Mukuna Eshuchi told the court the prosecution has not supplied them with the evidence they are going to use in the case.

All the accused persons have since been granted Sh300,000 cash bail pending the hearing and determination of the case.

The case will be mentioned on March 19, for further directions.

Eight others

 Isaiah Aluodo Bele is charged alongside eight others—Peter Kisanya, Noah Othiambo, Peter Mikisi, Kayombo Jean, Brian Waweru, Moses Otieno, Mercy Cheptoo and Charity Njeri.

The prosecution alleges that on the diverse dates between October 23, and November 15, 2023 at Viraj Godown in Embakasi sub-county within Nairobi they, conspired to defraud businessman Omid Kharkhane $36,000 by pretending that he was in a position to facilitate transportation of the money from Nairobi to Dubai.

The accused persons are also charged with unlawfully being in possession of 13,800 forged USD currency notes for 100 denominations. They had fake serial numbers.

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