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Suspects in Sh4Triillion mega scam released on Sh300,000 cash bail

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The key master mind of Sh4Triillion mega scam Isaiah Aluodo Belek and eight others charged with conspiracy to defraud a Dubai man have been released on Sh300,000 cash bail each.

Milimani principal magistrate Wandia Nyamu on Tuesday granted the accused persons bail after she found no compelling reasons to deny them bail.

In the ruling, the magistrate ordered the fourth accused person Kayombo Jean to deposit his passport and travel documents in court being a foreigner.

The magistrate further added Jean to produce two Kenyan sureties.

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“I hereby release the accused persons on a cash bail of Sh300,000 or a bond of 500,000 each”, the magistrate ruled.

On Monday, Aluodo was charged that on dates between October 23, and November 15, 2023 at Viraj Godown in Embakasi subcounty within Nairobi county with others already before court, conspired to defraud Omid Kharkhane USD 36,000(Sh4Triillion) by pretending that he was in a position to facilitate transportation of the money from Nairobi to Dubai.

The eight accused persons who had earlier been charged with conspiracy to commit a felony are Peter Kisanya Modaya, Noah Othiambo Ouma, Peter Mikisi Aura, Kayombo Jean Karenga, Brian Waweru Njoroge, Moses Otieno Oduor, Mercy Cheptoo and Charity Njeri Gachuhi.

The court heard that Modaya, Ouma, Aura, Karenga, Njoroge, Oduor, Cheptoo and Gachuhi  on dates between October 24 and November 15 this year at Viraj Godown in Embakasi, conspired to defraud Omid Kharkhaneh Sh 5,472,000 by pretending that they were in a position to facilitate transportation of Sh 608,000,000,000 from Kenya to Dubai.

Further, the accused persons are charged with unlawfully being in possession of 13,800 forged USD currency notes for 100 denomination bearing fake serial numbers.

According to the prosecution, the accused persons were found in possession of 3 Military boots, 2 Jungle Green Trousers, Two Military Jacket, Two Angola shorts resembling Administration Police Service Uniform with any written authority from Inspector General of Police.

The eight suspects were arrested by the officers  from Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Thursday last week.

It is alleged that the accused persons were aiming to defraud two foreigners USD 439 Trillion while on transit.

The defence lawyer Mukuna Eshuchi urged the court to consolidate the two matters, and consider releasing Aluodo on similar terms with his eight accomplices,

“Your honor I would request this court to  release my client on similar terms with the other eight accused persons since the matter is similar, and also consolidate the two matters,” he said.

The prosecution agreed with consolidation and also their release on bond or cashbail but requested the court to put conditions on the fourth accused person Kayombo Jean who is a foreigner,

“Your honor  I agree with the consolidation of the two matters since they are similar; again I would urge the court to put tough conditions to the fourth accused person who is a foreigner,” said the prosecutor.

The matter will be mentioned on December 4, 2023 when the cases will be consolidated.

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