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Suspects in Ksh.2 Billion Fake money probe arraigned in Court

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The four suspects linked to the Ksh. 2 Billion found at Barclays bank Queensway branch have been arraigned before resident Magistrate Zainab Abdulon.

The four, Erick Adede Ahmed Shah, Elizabeth Muthoni and Irene Wairimu Kimani, were arrested on Tuesday by officers from the flying squad alongside officers from Directorate of Criminal Investigation following a tip off.

They were accused of stashing the money in a safety deposit box at the Bank located on Mama Ngina street.

The prosecution requested the court to allow for the suspects to be detained for ten more days to give time for investigations.

Among the key things, that police seek to investigate include the real identities of the suspects from the registrar of persons and authenticity of minerals appearing like gold.

Police also want time to review CCTV footage at Barclays bank as well as verifying the alleged fake US dollars with Central Bank of Kenya.

Eric Adede, the prime suspect in the fake money saga will remain in police custody for five days.

Ahmed Shah who allegedly posed as an international investor, Ms. Elizabeth Muthoni and Ms. Irene Wairimu Kimani were also detained and will be held at the Kileleshwa Police Station until March 26, 2019.

 

 

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