Two in Court for Obtaining Sh3 Million in Fake Gold Scam

May 15, 2019

A Kenyan and a Bulgarian national have been arraigned in court for allegedly obtaining money by false pretenses.

Mohammed Akbar Rashi (Kenyan) and Yulian Stankov Pentrov (Bulgarian) were accused of obtaining Sh.3 million from a businessman by falsely pretending that they were in a position to sell 10 kilograms of gold.

The suspects, together with others not before the court, are alleged to have conned Mr. Laxmi Narian Jindal between February 27 and April 27, 2019.

They were arrested on 9th May at Lavington Mall in Nairobi in connection with the scam.

Mr. Pentrov faced a second count of being in the country unlawfully after he was found without valid documents from the Immigration Department.

The accused denied charges leveled against them.

DCI officers investigating the matter were seeking to detain the two for five days to complete investigation.

The court, however, ordered Pentrov to be detained for three days at Gigiri police station while the Kenyan suspect was released on a cash bail of Sh.100,000.

Elsewhere, 15 suspects arrested in connection with fake gold bars in Kileleshwa, Nairobi, have been detained for seven days to allow police to complete investigations.

Investigators had sought 14 days but Senior Resident Magistrate Paul Mayova said one week is sufficient for police to complete investigations.

The suspects include Abouma Tamoua, Salim Ali Abubakar, Albert Likole Lokunda, Philip Nahashon Naulu, Maxwell Oyuga Oduor, Tom Okoth, Peter Omondi Onyach, Jalang’o Abdalla Okoth, Annangton Modishia, William Otieno Onyango, Gochi Otieno Paul, Michael Ochieng, Cynthia Githinji, Joyce Akinyi and Faith Nzisa Nyamai.

They were arrested on 13th May at house No. 12 at Kaputei Gardens within Kileleshwa, Nairobi, the court heard.

The matter will be mentioned on 21st May.

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