Court to hear case against suspected serial gold scammer on 28th January

Sikanda Isamel Abdalla (red checked shirt) and his co-accused in a different gold fraud case

A Nairobi Chief Magistrate court has set 28th January as the date for the hearing of a case in which a suspected gold scammer is accused of obtaining Sh 4million from a businessman pretending he could sell him gold.

Sikanda Ismael Abdalla Saleh is facing several other cases of obtaining millions of shillings from unsuspecting businessmen by pretending he could sell to them gold.

In this case, Sikanda is charged with obtaining from Amit Srivastava of Ibrahim Ahmed General Trading of USD 42, 600 (equivalent to Sh 4,260,000) by falsely pretending that he was in a position to sell him 10 kilograms of gold, a fact he knew to be false.

 He is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 13th and 28th March at Riverside and Westgate Mall in Nairobi.

The court heard also heard that on 13th March at an unknown date and place, jointly with others not before court and with intent to defraud, Sikanda made a pro-forma invoice dated 11th March 2020 to Ahmed Ismael Ibrahim general trading company, purporting it to be genuine drawn by Kanull Young International Ltd.

He is also charged with impersonation by falsely presenting himself as the CEO of Kanul Young International limited. He is currently out on bail.