DPP Noordin Haji urges court to reject fugitive’s bail plea

Friday, January 7th, 2022 09:30 | By
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji. Photo/PD/File

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has urged the court to reject bail application by a Kenyan fugitive wanted by the US over claims of laundering more than Sh128 million.

Haji, through Senior State Prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki has opposed bail application by Abdulrahman Imraan Juma.

Haji’s move follows application by Juma’s lawyer, Kiraithe Wandungi, that he be released on bail pending hearing of an extradition application filed by the State.

However, Mwaniki opposed the application, saying Juma is a flight risk.

 Wandungi told Milimani Chief Magistrate Micheni Wendy that his client is not a flight risk. He said Juma has cooperated with police and that he even represented himself to the police when he was required to do so.

 Juma is being detained at Gigiri Police Station since December 15, 2021. He is alleged to be part of an international gang that conspires to commit wire fraud and money laundering.  Magistrate will deliver ruling on January 10. 

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