BY SAM ALFAN.
FIFA Africa Representative will spend the night in custody after the DPP Keriako Tobiko objected his release on bond over fraud allegations.
It is alleged that Tom Otieno Onyango has been threatening witnesses set to testify against him in the fraud case.
It is for this reason that a magistrate court denied Onyango his freedom.
The FIFA Africa representative and director of Farm and Transport Technical Service Limited was arraigned in court and charged with three offences.
Onyango(Alila) is charged together with Fredrick Orient Okeyo, a director in the above mentioned company. Okeyo did not appear in court.
The accused was also charged with forging a delivery note on September 21 2011 purporting it to be acknowledged by Mumias Sugar Limited for 1500 tons of Spring Brand Urea fertilizer by his company.
He was also charged with forging another invoice for Mumias Sugar Limited for the payment of Sh72.7 million to Farm and Transport Services Limited for supply of 30,000bags of fertilizers on September 26 2011.
A third charge read that Onyango with his co-accused obtained Sh25 million from UBA Bank Kenya Limited on September 14 2011 under false pretense that they had supplied Mumias Sugar Limited with 1500 metric tons of urea fertilizer.
According to the prosecution, that invoice and delivery note, they said had been acknowledged by mumias sugar.
Onyango pleaded not guilty to all charges before Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo
The prosecution objected his release on bond on grounds that the accused has threatened witnesses which proved that he was capable of jeopardizing and interfering with witnesses.