Ksh4 Million Document Vanishes in Court
A title deed worth Ksh4 million disappeared from the Malindi law courts after it had been deposited as a surety in a fraud case.
The title deed had been deposited in order to free Aweys Ahemed Mohammed, Zein Ahmed Mohamed and James Mwangi Muturi.
The three had been charged with forging documents to defraud the late business tycoon Tahir Sheikh Said of Ksh28 million.
In November, Malindi Chief Magistrate Julie Oseko charged the three with forging an offer letter for a bank bearing the name of the late Sheikh.
The suspects had pleaded not guilty to the offense that happened on August 25, 2014.
They were released on a cash bail of Ksh3 million or an alternative bond of Ksh4 million with a surety of a similar account.
Speaking to Daily Nation, Malindi police said the matter was being handled by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) team in Nairobi.
Two court officers were arrested in connection with the missing document and were taken to Mombasa for interrogation, however, sources say they were released.
Detectives from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) expressed shock at the disappearance of the title deed.
“We are equally shocked, the suspects were due to appear in court early March, 2019” an officer stated.
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