A Kenyan primary school dropout wanted by the US government is in court for defrauding a Qatari businessman’ KSh 1.1 billion.
A Nairobi Magistrate’s Court has refused to release a suspect in an international money laundering plot worth KSh 1.1 billion.
Abdulrahaman Imraan Juma, a Kenyan primary school dropout is wanted for conspiring to swindle a Qatari businessman with Nigerian Instagram star Hushpuppi.
The con artists allegedly pretended to be consultants and financiers who might help finance the construction of a school in Qatar.
Pretended to be a director of a bank in the United States. The suspect, who was born in Kajiado, is accused of defrauding the money by posing as a director of a bank in the United States.
Nairobi Chief Magistrate Wendy Micheni denied the suspect bail, citing the father of three as a flight risk.
Juma alias Abdul aka Rahaman is accused of defrauding the businessman with the help of other accomplices who were not in court.
“Defendant Juma would meet with the victim and falsely promise to provide the loan in exchange for a consultancy fee paid by wire transfer to a bank account in Kenya” read the charge sheet.
After the victim paid the money, Juma would provide him with forged documents claiming that the loan had been paid to the victim’s bank account.
Fraud, identity theft, and money laundering are all charges against him. Juma is said to have repeatedly urged the victim to transmit more payments by wire transfer to a Kenyan bank account, according to court records filed by the DPP.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) claimed in a letter to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) chairman George Kinoti that Juma is a fugitive wanted in the United States.
He is charged with a series of crimes, including fraud, identity theft, and money laundering.
Juma would concoct fake stories and ruses with other accomplices only known as Fashola and Agbabiaka, who have previously been apprehended by the US government, to dupe the victim into paying more money.
The case will be heard in early February.