A case in which a suspected gold scammer Sikanda Ismael Abdalla Saleh alias Salim is accused of obtaining Sh 4million from a businessman pretending he could sell him gold will now continue together with that of his co-accused Evasta Kazadi Bwabwa.
The two matters have been consolidated today before magistrate David Ndungi on the grounds that they are similar.
Consolidated charge sheet reads that Sikanda and Evasta Kazadi Bwabwa were accused that on diverse date between March 13, 2020 and March 28, 2020 at Riverside and West Gate Mall in Westland’s within Nairobi County, jointly with others not before court, obtained from Amit Srivastava of Ibrahim Ahmed General Trading 42,600 USD equivalent to Sh 4,260,000 by falsely pretending that were in a position to sell to him 10kgs of Gold, a fact he knew to be false.
Sikanda is facing several other cases of obtaining millions of shillings from unsuspecting businessmen by pretending he could sell them gold.
In this case, Sikanda is charged with obtaining from Amit Srivastava of Ibrahim Ahmed General Trading of USD 42, 600 (equivalent to Sh 4,260,000) by falsely pretending that he was in a position to sell him 10 kilograms of gold, a fact he knew to be false.
He is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 13th, 2020 and 28th March, 2020 at Riverside and Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
The court heard also heard that on 13th March at an unknown date and place, jointly with others not before court and with intent to defraud, Sikanda made a pro-forma invoice dated 11th March 2020 to Ahmed Ismael Ibrahim general trading company, purporting it to be genuine drawn by Kanull Young International Ltd.
He is also charged with impersonation by falsely presenting himself as the CEO of Kanul Young International limited. He is currently out on bail.
The two are out on bail.