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Trader denies defrauding foreigner Sh1.7m in gold deal

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 08:34 | By
Abass Badru Omuyoma alias Yuri Sande Ismael. PHOTO/Print
Abass Badru Omuyoma alias Yuri Sande Ismael. PHOTO/Print

A businessman allegedly working for DSI Limited has been charged with obtaining USD 54,550 (equivalent of Sh7.1 million) from a foreigner by falsely pretending that he could sell him 15 kilograms of gold.


Abass Badru Omuyoma alias Yuri Sande Ismael (pictured) who appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Robinson Ondieki denied obtaining the money from Yvan De Coninck by falsely pretending that he was in a position to procure fifteen kilograms of gold.


According to the prosecution, Omuyoma is alleged to have committed the offence on August 11, 2021 within Nairobi county while jointly with others not before court.


The magistrate ordered the case to be heard on May 13 without further delay. The case had been scheduled for fresh hearing yesterday but it could not proceed since the prosecuting state counsel was not present. Also the accused’s defence lawyer was not present.


In another court, three businessmen were charged with scamming an Indian national millions of shillings. The three allegedlylied to him that they would help him secure a tender at the Ministry of ICT were charged with the offence.

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