5 Arrested With Sh153 Million Fake Notes

  • Five Central Africa Republic nationals, were arrested by the Kenya Police after being found with fake Dollar notes amounting to Sh153 Million.

    The five who were operating their illegal business in Nairobi's Westlands area, were arrested after one of them failed to pay a debt of Sh408 Million to a Saudi Arabian businessman, Abdullah Hussain Hassan.

    It was after Mr Abdullah reported the matter to the police, that officers from the Flying Squad unit invaded their house at Saddlewood Apartments and found Sh153Million ($1.5 Million) in fake notes which were in denominations of $100. It's alleged that the notes were to be released into the Kenyan market.

    Mr Abdullaye Tamba, Abdulla Tamba, Suleiman Yahya Musa, Mahmat Tamba and Yahya Kangweri were arraigned in court on Friday before Resident Magistrate Joyce Gandani. They however denied the charges.

    Through his lawyer, Mr Hassan asked the police to help him recover his money from Abdullah Tamba after he assisted in the seizure of the fake notes.

    The notes were found to be bogus after the police did a verification test at Vigilance House.

    The Magistrate ordered their immediate confinement and announced that the case would be heard on December 3rd. 

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