A hearing in a case in which two businessmen have been charged in a Nairobi court with Sh 25 million gold fraud will be heard on May 3, 2022.
The two Jonathan Okoth Opande and Steve Ochieng Odhiambo appeared today before Milimani Magistrate Susan Shitubi for the mention of the case.
They are facing the charges of obtaining Sh 25, 760,000 from one Samuel Olaleye Adeyeni a Nigerian National by falsely pretending that they were in a position to sell him 250 kilograms of gold.
“They committed the offence on diverse dates between 19th January and 18th February 2019 at Lagos Hotel in Nairobi, “reads the charge sheet in parts.
Opande has since denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot and was granted a bond of Sh 200,000 or pay alternative cash bail of Sh 100,000.
Warrant of arrest was issued against Ochieng for failing to appear in court for plea taking but was later charged.
Opande is said to have presented himself as a businessman and defrauded Olaleye in exchange for 250 kilograms of gold.
This is said to have presented a gold trading company to the complainant claiming to be one of the directors.
The case will be heard on May 3, 2022.
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