Barclays Bank fake money suspect denies committing another offence three years ago, says he was in prison at the time


One of the suspects in Barclay’s Bank Sh 2 Billion ‘fake money’ has been charged again with obtaining Sh 3.3 millions by false pretenses.

Mohammed Ijaz alias Ahmed Shah however disputed the allegations claiming that he was in prison in the year 2016 when the prosecution allege the offense was committed.

Ijaz is accused of obtaining the money from Esther Wanjiru Mwakua by falsely pretending that he was in a position to supply her with dental formula powder, a fact he knew to be false.

He is alleged to have committed the offence between 20th and 22nd July 2016 at Muthaiga within Nairobi County, jointly with others before court.

He denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot.

The prosecution did not object his release on bond but requested to hold him for two days in order to conduct an identification parade.

Ijaz will be detained at Pangani Police Station where the parade will be done.

The matter will be mention on 3rd April.