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Man in court over false gold trade deal in Nairobi

Milimani Law Courts photo:courtesy

A man has been charged at the Milimani Law Courts with obtaining money by pretending that he could export half a tonne of gold to Dubai.

The court heard Kelvin Essoa Nkoy committed the offence on December 19, 2016 in Nairobi. He is said to have pretended to be in a position to ship 435kg of gold from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates, a fact he knew to be false.

Nkoy is accused of obtaining $570,000 (more than Sh58 million) from Prakash Robert Deepal Baichan by false pretence.

The accused faced a second count of obtaining more than $51,100 (more than Sh5 million) by pretending that he was in a position to ship 125kg of gold from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi to Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates which he knew to be false.

 Nkoy denied the charges and was released on Sh500,000 cash bail. 

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