A Congolese was Friday charged with allegedly using tricks to obtain Sh5.5 million from an Australian after promising that he was in a position to supply him gold.
The accused person, Assani Elolo Ronaldo Alias Chairman was charged before Kibera Senior Principal Magistrate Monica Maroro where he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The court heard that the accused person defrauded Shelan Kelvin Micheal of the said amount on diverse dates between July 26, 2023, and August 8, 2023, in the Kilimani area within Nairobi County.
The accused person had allegedly promised to supply the complainant with three kilograms of gold bars from Kenya to Dubai.
In court, the accused person through his lawyer pleaded for a lenient bond term.
He told the court that he is married to a Kenyan and that he was not a flight risk.
He also told the court to supply him with all the witness statements and documentary evidence that the prosecution intended to use during the entire case.
The prosecution told the court to release the accused person on tough bond terms claiming that the offence was serious.
He was released on Sh1 million bond with an alternative cash bail of Sh200,000.
The matter will be mentioned later this month for a pre-trial.