Nigerian charged in Nairobi after obtaining Sh 17 million in fake gold deal.

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A Nigerian national has been charged with obtaining Sh 17. 6 million from a businessman in a non-existent gold deal.

Yusuf Daniel Masara alias Dr Ibrahim Sacko is accused of obtaining Sh17. 600, 000 from Elrais Ahmed Mohamed by falsely pretending he was in a position to assist him to buy 50 kilograms of gold, a fact he knew was false.

Masara is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 8th October 2020 and 19th January 2021 at Kilimani Area in Nairobi, jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud.

The accused denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku and was granted a bond of Sh 2 million and one surety of a similar amount or cash bail of Sh1 million and two Kenyan contact persons. He was also ordered to deposit his passport in court pending the hearing and determination of the case.