A pilot has been charged at Milimani Law Courts with forging a title deed of a parcel of land linked to the late Jonathan Moi.
According to a report by Nation on Saturday, July 11, the contentious land is situated in Karen and estimated to be worth Ksh250 million.
The aviation expert denied 11 counts of making a false document, forgery and uttering the alleged documents to a police officer attached to the Lands Fraud Department at the DCI.Jonathan Moi, the eldest son of former president Daniel Moi, died on Friday, April 19, 2019.File
Investigators told Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe that the suspect purported to hold a certificate of land which was genuine and issued by the Ministry of Lands.
They also accused him of forging signatures of three land registrars named Fredrick Indoko Lubulellah, George Gichimu Gichihi and Peter Mburu Ng’ang’a.
Detectives told the court that the suspect also forged Jonathan Moi’s signature on a sale agreement dated January 2015 and in another document (instrument of transfer) dated March 12, 2015.
Defence lawyers appealed to the judge to release the suspect on a reasonable bond, arguing that the accused had a pending civil case about the land in the high court.
“This criminal case was commenced while there is a pending case at the superior court to determine the true owner since each (the suspect and petitioner) is claiming to be the bona fide owner,” the defence lawyer argued.
State prosecutor Winnie Moraa did not oppose the petition made by the defence.
As such the magistrate released the pilot on a Ksh 300,000 bond and one surety with an alternative cash bail of Ksh 150,000.
The suspect’s lawyers tried to have the judge bar the media from covering and reporting the case but Magistrate Nzibe declined.File image of a court gavelFile
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