Mohammed Sharif Diriye, a city trader charged with Sh2.6 million shillings Fraud

A serial conman Mohammed Sharif Diriye was on Thursday arraigned at Milimani law court and charged with obtaining 2.6 million shillings by false pretense.

He pleaded not guilty before Milimani magistrate Susan Shitubi who directed the matter to be heard before trial court number seven before magistrate Dolphina Alego.

While opposing for release of the accused on bond city lawyer Abdul Hakim Dahir watching brief for the complainant brought to light an agreement executed by both the accused and the complainant regarding provision of a security in form of a vehicle. The agreement further stated that the complainant would give the accused 30 days to refund the money.

According to Hakim,the the accused was planning to evade police custody after it emerged that he was not the owner of the said motor vehicle.

According to the charge sheet it’s alleged that on diverse dates between 1st day of March 2023 and the 31st July 2023 within Nairobi county obtained 1800 USD equivalent to 2.6 million.

The said money is the property of Abdi Hussein by purporting that he was on a position to import used electronics from the United state of America a fact he knew to be fault.

While issuing directions,the magistrate ordered the investigation officer to file an affidavit to showcase why the accused person should not be released on bond ahead of the ruling on Monday.