TANZANIANS DEFRAUD WITH YELLOW NUGGETS AS GOLD.

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Four Tanzanian suspects Jeremiah Baraka, Prosper Helmed Makunde, Yussuph Athumani Kineya and Kevin Otieno Onyango before a Nairobi Court for selling fake gold.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Four Tanzanian nationals have been arraigned in court for defrauding a businessman with fake gold.

Jeremiah Baraka, Prosper Helmed Makunde, Yussuph Athumani Kineya and Kevin Otieno Onyango are alleged to have stolen from Adan Hassan Hillow in a gold deal scam.

The gold they sold him at Sh1.5 million turned out to be just some yellow nuggets.

The four were arrested at Sky View Park near Yaya centre, Nairobi, and on questioning they could not give detectives satisfactory reasons on why they were in Kenya.

It is alleged that when the police searched their residence, they recovered a police radio set, metal detector and some yellow nuggets suspected to be used to defraud members of the public.

The police sought 14 days to enable them complete investigations, part of which they want to conduct an ID parade for the victim to identify the accused persons.

The police also want to confirm the immigration status of the suspects as well as check how they acquired a police radio set.

In addition, the want to verify whether the substances recovered are really gold or another substance.

Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi granted the request to have the four report at DCI daily to assist with investigations.

He also released them on a personal bond of Sh20, 000 each.

Proceedings resume May 15 2018.

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