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Suspect denies bid to defraud Gideon Moi’s property worth Sh100 million

By Julius Chepkwony | Published Tue, July 31st 2018 at 00:00, Updated July 30th 2018 at 20:23 GMT +3
Albert Lesonate at Nakuru Law Courts on July 30,2018 when he appeared before Principal Magistrate Liz Gicheha to answer charges of conspiracy to defraud Baringo Senator Gideon Moi of his property worth Sh100 million. [Photo:Kipsang Joseph/Standard]

A man was yesterday charged with conspiracy to defraud Baringo Senator Gideon Moi of property worth Sh100 million.

According to the charge sheet, Albert Lessonet (pictured) is alleged to have conspired with others to defraud the senator of land measuring 1.338 acres.

Mr Lessonet faced another charge of obtaining registration by false pretence.

He allegedly obtained registration for land parcel Nakuru Municipality Block 17/61 at the lands office in Nakuru by false pretence on diverse dates in January 2000.

He also faced two other charges of forgery.

The accused and others allegedly forged a Green Card entry number purporting it to be genuine and signed by the lands registrar.

Denied charges

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He denied all the charges before Principal Magistrate Liz Gicheha.

Through lawyer Ochang’ Ajingo, he pleaded for reasonable bond terms.

“My client is the sole breadwinner of his family and as we speak there is nobody to take care of his children. I plead with this court to grant him reasonable bond and cash bail terms,” said Mr Ochang’.

He said his client was a well-known businessman in Nakuru and would attend court when needed.

He further told the court on the date of arrest, police roughed up his client's five-year-old child.

The accused was released on a Sh5 million bond pending mention of the case today.

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