Chase Bank Sh 1.7B case stalls as state is yet to supply all documentary evidence to defense

Former Chase Bank Boss Zafrulla Khan and his lawyer Cecil Miller

The case in which former Chase Bank Officials are accused of stealing Sh 1.7 billion has stalled.

This is after the trial court heard that the prosecution is yet to supply all the documentary evidence they are relying on in the case.

The bank’s former boss Mohammed Zafrullah Khan is charged alongside six other officials.

The seven are also accused of conspiring to defraud Chase Bank Sh 1,683,000,000 by falsely pretending that the said monies had been disbursed to four companies as genuine loan facilities.

In addition, they are facing charges of failing to comply with provisions of the proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act.

Khan’s lawyer Cecil Miller informed the court that his client had received medical attention in the United States and was ready to return the passport to the court.
Miller had requested the court to release the passport of his client to enable him to travel to the US for a heart surgery.
The passport was released on the condition that Khan presents one person to stand as surety.
“The surety now wants to be relieved of all obligations since he has fully discharged them,” Miller told the court.
Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku directed the matter to be mentioned on 4th February. The purpose of the mention will be to confirm full compliance and setting a hearing date