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How A Tour Agency Conspired To Defraud Congolese Football Club Sh14 Million



A director and agent of a travel agency have been charged with obtaining over Sh 14 million from a football club of Republic of Congo.

Abdikhani Ibrahim Ali, Najma Chaudhry of Ecobeast Travel and Safaris limited appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and denied two counts of conspiracy to defraud and obtaining money by false pretenses.

The two are accused that on March 30 in Nairobi with intent to defraud obtained USD. 132,440 equivalent to Sh14,434, 870 million from T. P Mazembe of Republic of Congo by falsely pretending they were in a position to charter Aircraft belonging to Jetway Airline to ferry TF Mazembe players from Lubumbashi to Algiers March 31, 2021 a fact they knew was false.

The court heard that on diverse dates between March 26 and April 4 this year in Nairobi county with intent to defraud Ibrahim and Chaudhry jointly conspired together to defraud T. P Mazembe of Republic of Congo Sh 14, 434,870 million being payment to charter the said team. Players from Lubumbashi to Algiers on March 31 this year.

Prosecution obtained orders to freeze their bank accounts held at First Community Bank Limited, their phones were also confiscated as part of the exhibit.

They were released on a bond of Sh 1 million and cash bail of Sh 500,000 pending hearing and determination of their fraud case.

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