Cameroonian, Gabonese charged in Nairobi over gold fraud

Foreigners Ted Malik Lounou and Abdallah Mckenzy at Milimani Law Courts, Nairobi where they were charged with Sh 3.6 million fraud. PHOTO/Courtesy

A Cameroonian and a Ghanaian national have been charged with obtaining Sh 3.6 million in a fake gold trade.

Abdallah Mckenzy (Cameroonian)and Nancy Ted Malik Lounou (Gabonese)  are accused of obtaining from Celik Mesut USD 30,451 (Appx. Sh3,654,129) by falsely pretending that they were in position to sell 33 kilograms of gold valued at USD 1,732,500 (Appx. Sh215, 360,664.75).

The two are alleged to have committed the offence between October and 10th December 2022 at Kilimani, Nairobi County jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud.

Mckenzy and Lounou denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina.

The court will rule on Thursday 26th whether the suspects will be granted bail or not.

This is after the prosecution opposed their release on bail or bond on grounds that they are at flight risk.