3 Men linked to Multi-Million Fraud Charged

Three men who are alleged to have scammed an Indian national millions of shillings by lying to him that they would help him secure tender at Ministry of ICT were on Monday charged in court.

The accused Erick Otieno, Alex Stephen Ogolla and Mofat Gicheru Kamau are alleged to have used the Ministry of Information Communication and Digital Economy to siphon money from the

It is alleged that they stole 398,000 USD amounting which is Sh 60,000,000 from Vijay Virma by pretending that they would help him secure a tender at the Information Communication Ministry.

According to the charge sheet, on diverse dates between September and December 2023 in Nairobi, they conspired to steal from Vijay Virma by falsely pretending they would secure for him a tender for supply of laptops to the Ministry of Information Communication and Digital economy a fact they knew to be false.

They denied the charge before Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina and asked the court to release them on reasonable bail terms.

They were released on Sh 3 million bond each and a surety of the same amount.

The case will be mentioned on March 26, 2024.

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