Jared Otieno, the flamboyant businessman and his co-accused want the police to be compelled to release their confiscated property.
The 16 accused persons who are charged with falsely obtaining Ksh 300 million from a fake gold syndicate told the court on 12 September, 2019.
In the matter filed at the court under ‘certificate of urgency’, the accused persons are seeking a mandamus order to compel both the Director of Criminal Investigation, George Kinoti and Attorney General, Paul Kihara to release their seized assets which were picked by police officers during a raid at their offices located at Kaputei Gardens house number 12 in Nairobi.
Philip Oroko and Ricky Ochieng are some of the accused persons. They claim that they are directors, managers and suppliers of a certain trading company known as Nirone Safe Keeping Limited.
In the filed court documents the accused state that the seized property include furniture, electrical and kitchen appliances.
The accused further claimed that after their arrest by DCI officers and a consequent court appearance before a Nairobi Magistrate court, they returned to their offices only to find it empty.
Inquiries by the accused from their landlords pointed at police officers as persons who took their things on strict orders from the DCI.
The case is set for mention on September 25 for pretrial.
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