Remarc Logistics bosses, clearing agent charged over tax fraud

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The directors of Remarc logistics limited and a clearing agent have been charged over tax fraud amounting to millions through making false entries.

Victor Olingo Odhiambo, Rodgers Otieno Odhiambo, Moses Thure Odhiambo and their company Remarc Logistics limited accused that on 6th July 2017 in Nairobi county, jointly being directors of Remarc logistics limited and a clearing agent appointed by Parkngo limited to clear on behalf, jointly and unlawfully lodged an entry which was in false in material particulars to wit duty payment on clearance, by declaring lower value invoices with an intent to lower liability without the knowledge of Parkngo hence defrauding the commissioner of customs Sh 5,257,745.

The four are also charged with jointly and unlawfully removing uncustomed goods from customs area without payment of duty and without knowledge of Parkngo limited hence defrauding the commissioner of customs Sh 1,860,166.

In another count, the court heard that on diverse dates between January and July 2019, the accused persons were jointly and knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of payment of duty by lodging entries with lower value invoices with intent to lower liability without the knowledge of Parkngo limited hence defrauding the commissioner of customs Sh 12,544, 635.

The accused persons are facing several other similar offences.

The first accused person, Victor Olingo Odhiambo was not presented in court to plead to the charges. The court was informed he is out of the country and therefore differed the plea taking against him.

The others denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and were released on a cash bail of Sh 200,000.