In Kenya, a businessman was Friday charged with stealing Sh178,608 (over 1 Million Kwacha) from a bank account of a deceased person.
Joseph Githinji Mutai is accused of conspiring with others at large to steal the money from Peter Kaniah Kariukiâ€™s account at Family Bank on or about December 7 jointly with others.
Mutai is also facing three other counts â€“ personation, uttering a document with intent to defraud, and attempted stealing.
In the personation charge, Mutai is accused of presenting himself as Kariuki to Family Bankâ€™s Githurai branch operations officer Basil Matini Kataka with intent to defraud.
He allegedly uttered a document purported to be Kariukiâ€™s ID card to Kataka to withdraw money from Kariukiâ€™s account.
Mutai had also allegedly attempted to steal Sh150,000 from Kariukiâ€™s account on the same day before he was flagged and arrested.
He denied the charges before senior principal magistrate Barnard Ochoi of Milimani law courts and was freed on a bond.
The case will be mentioned on December 17.
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