REPRIEVE FOR ALLEGED LAND FRAUDSTER AS CHIEF MAGISTRATE DECLINE TO ISSUE WARRANT OF ARREST
By Chris Ojow
Nairobi’s Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi on Friday 18th June 2021
at Milimani Law Court declined to issue a warrant of arrest against
alleged land Fraudster John Mugo Njeru for failing to
appear before the lower criminal court to plead to several charges.
The dispute property is a prime 13 acres at leafy Kitsuru Estate near
Kihingo Village Estate valued at 2.6 Billion Kenya shillings, where it
is alleged that the suspect acquired illegally.
Through an oral submission before the trial Court, the State
Prosecutor while associating with the submissions made by the
complainant, urged Court to issue a warrant of arrest against the
suspect John Mugo Njeru.
The State Prosecutor further informed trial Court that through their
independent investigations, they found out that, the suspect feigned
sickness and medical documents produced before court were
Responding to the State oral submissions, the suspect, through his
Lawyer Peter Njagi , urged court to dismiss the State application
since, allegations made by State was not supported by any
documents and their submissions was after thought.
The defence, Officer of the Court Peter Njagi informed and assured
Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi that contrary to allegations levelled
by State against their client, they are ready to produce the suspect
for plea taking.