Three men have been charged with conspiracy to steal Sh 53.8 million from a foreigner in a fake gold sale.
Samwel Wathika Gathuru, Annouar Mohamed Sadate and Elly Owuor Obuya are accused that on diverse dates between 23rd March and 18th December 2022 in various places within the Republic of Kenya and outside the jurisdiction, jointly with others not before court, conspired to steal Sh 53,828,400 from Ismail Kolawole Adesina.
The trio is also charged with obtaining Sh 18.6 million from Adesina by falsely pretending that a Kenya Airway bill for export of 33 kgs of Gold from Kenya to Dubai by Miles Outlets Limited to him was a genuine document.
They are alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 6th August and 10th October 2022 at Hurlingham in Kilimani within Nairobi County, jointly with others not before court and with intent to defraud.
Gathuru was also charged with obtaining another Sh 18.6 million from Adesina by falsely pretending that he was in a position to sell and ship 52 Kgs of gold bars from Nairobi via an EAC single administrative document, a fact he knew was false.
He is alleged to have committed the offence jointly with others not before court on diverse dates between 28th April and 25th May 2022 in Kilimani within Nairobi County, with intent to defraud.
In another count, Gathuru is charged with attempting to obtain Sh 3 million from one Muthu Siva Sakthi Velu by pretending he could sell and ship five kilograms of gold from Nairobi to Dubai.
It is alleged that he committed the offence 2nd and 3rd February 2023 at Bravie Group Limited in Kilimani, with intent to defraud.
Sadate and Gatharu are charged with several counts of uttering a forged documents to Adesina for the alleged export of gold bars.
The trio denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu. They were released on a cash bail of Sh 600,000 each.