Court issues a warrant of arrest against suspects at large for attempting to extort Kilifi governor

by Mahakamani News
Anti corruption magistrate, Lawrence Mugambi

A Nairobi anti corruption law court has ordered the police to arrest and profile in court two men who are alleged to have attempted to extort Ksh. 30 Million from Kilifi Governor, Amason Jeffah Kingi.

The facts of the case at the moment is that reportedly on June 20, 2018 at Gracia Hotel within Kilimani Area in Nairobi, the accused persons masqueraded as investigators from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC). A week later on 28 June, 2018 the two accused and another introduced themselves to Ahmed Ibrahim, the liason officer to Kingi, as EACC officers and tried to extort money from Kingi so as to drop a corruption inquiry against him.

State Counsel for the case, Jennifer Kaniu told the magistrate that the suspects, charged with four counts of corruption and attempted extortion, had deferred the plea hearing severally by offering lame excuses. She further sought orders from the court to have both suspects, George Ngugi and Abdul Aziz Alim, arrested and arraigned in court for plea hearing.

In his ruling the Milimani Law courts Senior Principal Magistrate, Lawrence Mugambi, issued warrants of arrest against both suspects. He directed the police to arrest the two accused on or before Tuesday, September 24, 2019 when the case would be mentioned again for pre-trial.

The Magistrate further stated that the defence had been given the opportunity to present both suspects however, they had abused the goodwill extended to them since August 26, 2019.

Moses Musee Maluki and Noah Akala Aduwo are charged alongside the two suspects at large. They have both been granted cash bail of Ksh 600,000 each pending the hearing of the case.

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