Abdulwahab
Agricultural Development Corporation
Al Saudi
Arafco
Arafco Agriculture Integration Company
Directorate of Criminal Investigations
DPP
Fred Gumo
Galana
Haji
Hassan Babakar Osman
High Court
Kilifi County
Milestone Developers Ltd
Mr Kigen
Mutuku
Nicholas Mutuku
Noordin Haji
Nuh Mohamed Abdulwahab
Prince Sultan Bin Nasser Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Regional Development
Robinson Kigen
State

Haji revives case against two over Saudi prince fraud

Noordin Haji says the recommendation to stop the case was made when there was no substantive DPP, and he wants to review the file before giving further instructions. Prince Sultan Bin Nasser Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud claims that his majority shareholding of 900 out of 1,000 shares in the Arafco Agriculture Integration Company was fraudulently transferred. Two Kenyans, Nuh Mohamed Abdulwahab and Robinson Kigen, are accused of using forged documents to execute their illicit scheme that transfered Arafco’s shares to Milestone Developers Ltd with them as majority shareholders.

Haji revives case against two over Saudi prince fraud

Director of Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji recalled a file that saw his office terminate a criminal suit where two Kenyans are accused of defrauding a Saudi prince of a multi-billion shilling investment. Mr Haji said in a statement on Monday that the recommendation to stop the case was made when there was no substantive DPP, and he wants to review the file before giving further instructions.Prince Sultan Bin Nasser Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud claims that his majority shareholding of 900 out of 1,000 shares in the Arafco Agriculture Integration Company was fraudulently transferred. Two Kenyans, Nuh Mohamed Abdulwahab and Robinson Kigen, are accused of using forged documents to execute their illicit scheme that transfered Arafco’s shares to Milestone Developers Ltd with them as majority shareholders.

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“There is nothing stopping us from proceeding with the criminal charges, unless there is an order from the court,” Mr Haji said on Monday.In a letter dated March 29, 2018, Deputy DPP Nicholas Mutuku said the charges against Mr Abdulwahab and Mr Kigen should be stopped pending determination of the civil case at the High Court. Mr Mutuku further urged parties that felt aggrieved with the move to pursue a civil case. In August 2016, Mr Mutuku said there was sufficient evidence to charge the two suspects and directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to institute charges of conspiracy to defraud, procuring and executing of documents without authority, and obtaining registration of a company membership by false pretense.The two are alleged to have forged the signature of a representative of Mr Al Saudi, Hassan Babakar Osman, and used forged documents to transfer shares in a company owned by the Prince to a third party in 2015. The Saudi royalty, through Arafco, wanted to invest billions in farm projects.He owns 90 per cent shareholding of the 1,000 shares while his Kenyan partners own 10 per,cent or 100 shares. Court papers show that the Saudi crown prince was to invest $216 million (Sh21.6 billion) while the local shareholders were to contribute some $300,000 (Sh30 million) to the join project. Arafco went on to lease 100,000 acres at Galana, Kilifi County, and paid Sh2 million to State-owned Agricultural Development Corporation for a 16-year lease to cultivate sugarcane.The scam has also roped in former Regional Development minister Fred Gumo who helped with “facilitating government approval of the project.”

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