Businessmen charged over Sh 20 million gold fraud


Two businessmen have been charged in a Nairobi court with obtaining over Sh 20 million pretending to be gold traders.

Jonathan Okoth Opande and Steve Ochieng Odhiambo are accused of obtaining Sh 25, 760,000 from one Samuel Olaleye Adeyeni by falsely pretending that they were in a position to sell him 250 kilograms of gold.

They are alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 19th January and 18th February 2019 at Lagos Hotel in Nairobi.

Opande denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot and were granted a bond of Sh 200,000 or pay alternative cash bail of Sh 100,000.

However Odhiambo did not appear in court to plead to the charges. The Magistrate issued a warrant of arrest against him.

The case will be mentioned on 8th August and will be heard on 17th September 2019.