A businessman who is suspected of illegally obtaining Sh11.6 million from his client to import vehicles for him will remain in police custody for a further ten days to aid the investigation.
The investigating officer, Sammy Shamalla, asked the Milimani court in an affidavit to order the accused to be held for 10 days so that the investigation could be completed. Eugene Oigara allegedly gave the accused, Daniel Mwaura Hinga, Sh11.6 million by tricking him into thinking he could import two cars for him.
The accused allegedly pledged to pay Sh392,000 for the importation of a BMW M3 and another Sh3,400,000 for the purchase of another BMW X3.
The claimed offense happened on various dates between May 30 and July 20, 2023, in the Westlands neighborhood of Nairobi County. Yesterday, the suspect was taken into custody and lodged at Parklands police station.
The complainant requested the accused’s help in clearing a Land Rover Defender that was at the Mombasa port in the affidavit and paid him Sh4,340,000 for the job, only for him to keep the cash.
“Upon receiving the money from the complainant, he diverted it to purchase his personal vehicles and we fear he will interfere with the exhibits,” said the officer. The magistrate Wandia Nyamu granted the orders for the accused to be held for 10 days. The matter will be mentioned on September 5, 2023