BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2018-One of the suspects accused of defrauding a Brazilian citizen of Ksh23 million in a fake gold deal has denied the charges before chief magistrate Francis Andai at the Milimani Law Courts.
The suspect Roy Shirekuli is accused alongside , Sikanda Abdala Saleh ,Philip Aroko, lawyer Munzala Rumili and Ugandan Kayombya Gorman also known as Timothy Mureithi.
He failed to appear in court on July 24, 2018 when the others were charged because he had travelled to his village in Bungoma County to take care of his ailing mother.
The suspects are said to have obtained the money at the company’s offices on 5th Ngong Avenue between May and June this year.
They allegedly lied about being able to ship eight kilograms of gold to Dubai for the businessman.
Aroko is the director of Avaals Metals Company Ltd that was to sell gold to the complaint.
The five denied the charges before Andayi but Gorman pleaded guilty to an additional charge of being in the country unlawfully.
The accused were released on bond of Sh1 million or a cash bail of Sh500,000 each.