Samco Holdings limited director testifies in Sh 335 million land fraud case

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The owner of Samco Holdings Limited has testified against two men charged with conspiracy to defraud his company land valued at Sh 300 million.

Mandip Singu Amriv produced before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku, a certificate of incorporation dated December 1991 to show ownership and a certificate of change of name from Samko Holdings to Samco Holdings dated 14th April 1992.

According to the businessman, the last owner of the said land located along Mombasa road is Samco Holdings Limited and was not aware of any other dealings related to the said land at the time of purchase.

Patrick Omani Nyamweya and Yusuf Maalim Hassan are charged with forgery, making false documents, uttering false documents, malicious damage to property, and conspiracy to defraud.

Nyamweya is charged with conspiracy to defraud Samco Holdings the said land which measures 0.90003 Hectares by fraudulently registering it in the name of Innfields Investment Limited. He is alleged to have committed the offence on an unknown date and place within the Republic of Kenya jointly with others not before court.

Hassan is charged with making a false document namely lease for land situated along Mombasa Road registered in his name, purporting it to be genuine lease issued by the Ministry of Lands.

He is also facing charges of forging signatures of two land registrars on the said lease and making a fake title on unknown dates and time with intent to defraud Samco Investments.

The witness added that he is aware his land is slightly overlapping on another parcel of land with a different title and had previously encroached a road reserve and this led to issuance of new titles.

The owner of Samco Holdings Mandip Singu Amriv testifying before a Nairobi court

“The government surveyor confirmed that the five or six parcels of land in that area would encroach the Southern bypass and we were therefore told to surrender our titles and were issued with new ones with different mapping,” testified Amriv.

The businessman added that he confirmed the title 209 does not exist. The court also heard that there are court orders restraining both parties (the accused persons and complaint) from accessing the said land until the determination of the case they filed.

The case will continue on 10th March 2021.