Two Traders Deny Obtaining Sh 3 Million In Fake Gold Scam

by Mahakamani News

Two businessmen have been released on a bond of 1 million pending hearing and conclusion of their trial.

The two are charged with obtaining over Sh 3 million from a foreigner for fake gold.

Joshua Gaya Anyanga and Hezron Nyabola Nyagela appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Prosecution accused the two of obtaining USD 30850 equivalent to 3,127,573.00 Kenyan Shilling from Laxmi Marian Jindal by falsely pretending that they were in a position to sell 10 kilograms of gold, a fact they knew to be untrue.

They committed the alleged offence between February 27 and April 27, 2019 with intent to defraud.

Nyagela further faces a count of making an Identification Card without authority on unknown date date and place within Kenya purporting it to be genuine issued by the Chief Registrar of persons.

He was also charged with being found in possession of the said ID containing false entry, alteration or erasure purporting it to be genuine on 26th May 2019 at Bondo Mission Road in Siaya County.

The criminal case will be heard on 14 of August.

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