Man found with county cheques worth Sh1.8 million charged

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Man found with county cheques worth Sh1.8 million charged






Ignatius Odanga 15th Jan 2020 15:16:04 GMT +0300

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A man was Wednesday charged at the Busia Law Courts for stealing two cheque leaves that belong to the county assembly of Busia amounting to Sh1.8 million.
Fidelis Maxwell Odhiambo Ochieng (pictured) pleaded not guilty to the three charges read to him before resident magistrate Tina Madowo.
The charge sheet read that on diverse dates within Busia County, jointly with others not before the court, stole two cheque leaves numbers 676 and 688, the property of county government of Busia.
SEE ALSO :MCA Pastor Robert Githongo charged with forging academic certificates“On diverse dates between November 1, 2019 and December 2019 at Busia Township in Matayos sub county with others not before court, with intention to defraud, forged two Cooperative Bank cheques purporting that they were eligible for payment for a sum of Sh950,000 and Sh850,000,” read the charge sheet in part.
The suspect who hails from Bumala in Butula constituency was arrested in Nairobi last week where he works and taken  to Busia for prosecution.
The Matayos Divisional Criminal Investigation Officer Samuel Agutu is still carrying out investigation. “We intend to make more arrests. Soon other suspects will be arraigned in court,” said Agutu.
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Fidelis who is not county assembly staff was granted Sh1 million bond with surety of similar amount.
The case will be mentioned on January 27 and hearing slated for May 6 this year.

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