Warrants of arrest have been issued against three of suspects in the recent Sh4. 1 million gold fraud.
The prosecution applied for the warrants before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku on grounds that the three were summoned to appear in court but failed to do so.
Warrants were issued against Patrick Ngare Muchina, Kelvin Mwaura Ngotho and James Nganga, however, their co-accused Jackson Ndirangu, Airlink Freight Logistics Kenya limited, Great Source Freight Forwarders limited, Super Smart Ultra Vault limited and Lunah Freight World Cargo limited appeared before court where they requested their plea taking to be differed pending negotiations with the complaint.
Plea was differed to Thursday to allow the negotiations to take place failure to which the accused will plead.
Jackson Ndirangu , Amuyene Mbombo Erick, Patrick Muchina, Kevin Mwaura Ngotho, James Njenga Ng’ang’a, Airlink Freight Logistics Kenya limited, Great Source Freight Forwarders limited, Super Smart Ultra Vault limited and Lunah Freight World Cargo limited are accused of conspiring together to defraud Burkina Faso national, Allassane Burkinabe Nikiema Sh 4,169, 000 million by means of fraudulent tricks and displayed heavy metals allegedly parked with gold bars and nuggets by falsely pretending they were carrying out genuine gold business.
They are alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 1st August and 25th November 2020 in Nairobi jointly with others not before.
They are also charged with obtaining Sh 4,169,000 from Nikiema by pretending they were in position to sell and transport a consignment of 2,500 kilograms of gold a fact they knew was false.
Congolese national Mbombo and Ugandan national Zakary Namakola are also accused of being unlawfully present in Kenya. They were allegedly found at Covenant Rive house No. 91 off James Gichuru road within Lavington in Nairobi 26th November.