BY IRENE ONYANGO.
Two businessmen have been charged with acquisition of proceeds of crime through various safaricom numbers.
Basir Omar Salah alias Omar Abdi Mohamed and Ahmed Mohamed Nasir appeared before Milimani Senior principle magistrate Gilbert Shikwe and denied the alleged offences.
They are accused that on diverse dates between January 1, 2018 and May 23,2019 at unknown place within the republic of Kenya, jointly with others not before court, knowingly received Sh 6,828,899 proceeds of crime from unidentified persons in the republic of South Africa through mobile phone (M-pesa).
Omar is also accused that on or before July 21, 2020 at unknown place within the republic of Kenya without Authority or excuse, with others not before court made a fake Kenyan national identity card in the name of Omar Abdi Mohamed purporting it to be genuine and issued by the National Registration Bureau.
It’s alleged that Omar uttered a fake identification card on July 21,2020 at pumwani police post at starehe sub county within Nairobi county in the name of Omar Abdi Mohamed to Jackline Mutuku purpoting it to be a genuine ID.
They were released on a bond of Sh 1,000,000 each.