A businessman has been charged with stealing over Sh 32 million worth of fuel from Olympic Petroleum limited.
Ahmed Ibrahim was charged with stealing 328,002.39 litres of fuel worth Sh 32,534,464.80, the property of the said Olympic Petroleum limited.
Ibrahim is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates 1st October and 30 November 2014 at the company in Nairobi County.
The accuses faced another count of stealing 24,502 litres of kerosene worth Sh 1, 795, 996.60 on 1st and 2nd December 2015.
Further Ibrahim was charged with fraudulent false accounting. The court heard that on diverse dates between 20th March and 3rd December 2014 at Olympic Petroleum station in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, being the station manager, omitted to submit sales reports, cash and cheques payment for assorted 352, 502.39 litres of fuel worth Sh 34,330,461.4, property of Olympic.
On the fourth count, Ibrahim faced a count of acquisition of property from proceeds of crime.
The businessman was charged that on 12th August, 2014, within Nairobi county, acquired a motor vehicle registration No. KCA 601M lorry/tipper while he knew or ought to have reasonably knew that
Money was/or formed part of the proceeds of crime of stealing.
Lastly, the accused was charged with acquisition of property from proceeds of crime.
According to the charge sheet, on 14th October and 21st November 2014 at Bula Pesa within Isiolo county, used Sh 848,000 to construct a dwelling house while he knew or had reasonably ought to have known that money was or forms part of proceeds of a crime of stealing.
The accuses denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku.
The court heard that the accused was first charged in 2014 and was granted a surety bond of Sh 2 million. However he jumped bond in 2016 was it was therefore acquired thought a public auction.
Through his lawyer, the accused told the court that he was unable to attend court as he was stuck in South Sudan in a civil war. This followed loss of communication between him and persons outside Sudan.
It was further alleged that in addition to the above, the accused fell ill and was unable to attend court.
He requested to be granted lenient bond terms.
The magistrate requested time to go through the other file in which the accused had been charged alongside four others before granting him bond.
The matter will be mentioned on 25th for bond ruling.