Two Nigerians have been charged with fraudulently obtaining Sh60.4 million from a Kenyan businessman.
Ali Ojo and Victor Nyekazi Wagwu appeared before Milimani Magistrate Benmark Okhabi and denied obtaining millions from Noor Omari Ahmed using fraudulent tricks.
The charge sheet stated that using fraudulent tricks, the duo obtained US Dollars 420,000 equivalent to Sh60.4 million from Ahmed.
It is alleged that Ojo and Nyekazi obtained the money on diverse dates between January 20, 2023 and May 19, 2023 at Nairobi Central Business District, jointly with others not before court.
The court heard that the money was for the purchase of reagent to clear stamps on United States Dollars that he was to receive alleged sale of family’s property known as Lisbon Hotel.
Nyekazi and Ojo were also charged with being in Kenya unlawfully as they were without valid passport or entry permit.
The court heard that they were nabbed on August 8, 2023, at Rubis Petrol Station near Bellevue in Nairobi.
The two were arraigned in court last week but they were detained for five days as police asked for more time to conclude investigations.
The prosecution opposed their release on bail arguing that the Nigerians were a flight risk.
The court will rule on the application on August 18.