An Eastleigh based businessman has been charged before a Nairobi court with falsely obtaining goods worth Sh8.6 million.
Abdi Mohamed Ali appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi over accusations of defrauding Wakulima Flour Millers Ltd, flour valued at KSH. 8,657,507.
According to charge sheet, Ali committed the offence on diverse dates between 29th November 2022 and 11th January 2023 at Mega wholesalers in Eastleigh, Nairobi county.
The court was informed that he obtained the goods by falsely pretending that he would pay at a later date, but which turned to be false.
Through his lawyer, Ali asked the court to postpone the plea taking. The trader said another case was pending before a commercial court and that parties were negotiating. He further claimed that he had made a deposit of Sh1 million to the supplier.
However, prosecution opposed the application to postpone plea talking stating that the matter before court was criminal and had nothing to do with commercial dispute.
The prosecution further maintained that the criminal and civil cases can run concurrently
Ali will was remanded in custody until next month awaiting a ruling.