In Summary
  • The title deed had been deposited to secure freedom for Aweys Ahmed Mohamed, Zein Ahmed Mohamed and James Mwangi Muturi.
  • The three had been charged with forging documents to defraud the late business tycoon Tahir Sheikh Said of ShSh28 million.

Police in Kilifi have launched investigations into an incident where the title deed of a parcel of land valued at Sh4 million has gone missing from court.

The document was deposited as a surety in a fraud case at the Malindi Law Courts.

The title deed had been deposited to secure freedom for Aweys Ahmed Mohamed, Zein Ahmed Mohamed and James Mwangi Muturi, who had been charged with forging documents to defraud the late business tycoon Tahir Sheikh Said of ShSh28 million.

Last November, the three appeared before Chief Magistrate Julie Oseko and were charged with forging a letter of offer for Kenya Commercial Bank bearing the signature of Mr Tahir Sheikh.

DENIED CHARGES

They, however, denied the offence allegedly committed on August 25, 2014. They were released on cash bail of Sh3 million each or a bond of Sh4 million and sureties of similar amounts.

On Monday, police in Malindi told the Nation that the matter was being handled by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation team in Nairobi.

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