4 suspects due in court over fake currency saga

March 21, 2019 8:53 am
According to police, two bank officials who were initially arrested have been released/file

, NAIROBI, Kenya, March 21 – Four suspects are expected in court on Thursday to face charges of fraud following the discovery of fake $20 million and gold in a safety deposit box at the Barclays Bank, Queensway Branch in Nairobi.

The four include the owner of the box, a man who posed as an investor and two women.

According to police, two bank officials who were initially arrested have been released.

It is alleged that the suspects have been using the fake cash to con unsuspecting Kenyans pretending to be investors.

Speaking to journalists, a lawyer Martin Oloo who is representing them vowed to challenge the charges while accusing police of hurried investigations.

The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti was at the bank earlier Wednesady for a meeting with senior managers, as part of the investigations on how the people were allocated a safe there.

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