Trial of suspected gold fraudster pushed to May

Abass Badru Omuyoma alias Yuri Sande Ismael in court.PHOTO/Suek

The hearing of a case in which a man allegedly working for DSI obtained Sh 7 million from a foreigner by pretending to be  a gold dealer has been pushed to May 2024.

Trial magistrate Robinnson Ondieki directed the matter to be heard on 13th May without further delay following the absence of the prosecuting counsel and the defence counsel

Abass Badru Omuyoma alias Yuri Sande Ismael is charged with obtaining USD 54,550 (apprx Sh 7.1 million) from Yvan De Coninck by falsely pretending that he was in a position to sell to him 15 kilograms of gold.

Omuyoma is alleged to have committed the offence on  11th August 2021 in Nairobi with intent to defraud.