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Three city businessmen to be arrested for Sh1bn land fraud

A warrant of arrest has been issued for three businessmen accused of lying to police officers in a bid to grab a Sh1 billion plot owned by Nairobi trader.

Mr Mohamoud Chemwor Tarus, Mr Jennby Taita Too and Mr Suleiman Harunani allegedly disappeared after realizing that police were planning to charge them for giving false information.

The three are accused of telling Corporal Emmanuel Ngetich at the Flying Squad headquarters that Mr Anil Bharmal Shah, the director of Sato Properties Limited, had forged resolutions to show that a company called Antow Trading Limited had been dissolved.

Acting on the information, Mr Ngetich went ahead to prosecute Mr Bharmal at Makadara law courts.

TITLE DEED CANCELLED

The suit was withdrawn after Mr Ngetich established that the information he received from the trio was meant to have a title deed for a plot in Westlands, Nairobi cancelled.

According to court documents, the plot valued at Sh1 billion is owned by Mr Shah through Antow Trading Limited, which still exists.

State Counsel Angela Okalo told Kibera Principal Magistrate Elizabeth Osoro that police are seeking the three businessmen to answer to charges of conspiracy to defraud.

“ The three went underground after realizing police were planning to prosecute them for giving false information and conspiracy to defraud. We are asking the court to issue a warrant of arrest for the three,” Mr Okalo told the court.

The application was granted and the case set for mention on December 4 this year.