In Summary
  • A court clerk and the orderlies helped him up after water was poured on him as he lay helplessly on his back.
  • He was then escorted to the cells as his colleague followed up to ensure the bond was processed.
  • The taxman said that the suspects were arrested following lengthy investigations.

A Pakistani businessman charged with denying the government Sh126 million in revenue fainted in court after being slapped with a Sh20 million bond.

Nabeel Hussain Qureshi, who was charged alongside Salman Ahmed Rizvi, fainted pleaded with the court for leniency.

"I am only 23 years old. I have been in Kenya for less than a year. The company owners are in Japan. Please help me," he pleaded with the court orderlies and his co-accused.

The suspect fainted as the orderlies tried to push him to the cells.

WATER

A court clerk and the orderlies helped him up after water was poured on him as he lay helplessly on his back.

He was then escorted to the cells as his colleague followed up to ensure the bond was processed.

Mr Qureshi and Mr Rizvi, who are directors of a company dealing in importation and sale of motor vehicles, are accused of engaging in fraudulent tax evasion scheme leading to the loss millions of shillings in revenue.

The suspects are charged that between January 2013 and December 2018, they evaded paying taxes by declaring nil returns in some months and declaring low income from the sale of the motor vehicles.

TAX LIABILITY

According to the charge sheet, the suspects, being directors of Ameen Motors Ltd, while earning taxable income, jointly with others not in court, unlawfully made incorrect statements in the company’s income tax returns for 2014, which reduced their corporate tax liability by Sh32.1 million.

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