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Arrest warrant issued against a Mombasa Lawyer

03 November 2014, 20:59 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - A warrant of arrest has been issued against a Mombasa based advocate charged with swindling a businessman KES 29 million.

Senior magistrate Maxwell Gacheru said that there were far many excuses raised by the accused on why he had failed on previous occasion to appear before the court.

The warrant was issued after the state prosecutor Eugene Wagila applied that orders be made to compel lawyer Dennis Mabea appear in court.

“The conduct of the accused person clearly indicates that he disrespects court orders, he has been summoned three times and he has not been giving compelling reasons” said Wangila

The prosecutor said they had documentary evidence that Lawyer Mabea had also failed to attend the proceeding of the law society of Kenya tribunal where he was charged with similar offense on October 27 2014.

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He said that Mabea had also not given reason to the LSK why he had failed to appear before the tribunal.

Wangila said that Mabea trend changed when the matter was being investigated, he said that preliminary investigations and banks statements indicate that the accused received a large amount of Money from the compliant Mr Tobias Okoth.

“The amount of money received by the accused person is enough to assist him run out of the county that is we applied for his arrest” said Wangila

Mabea representative Layer Ekesa objected the application made by the prosecution he said there was no evidence produced before the court to show that Mabea had failed to appear before the LSK tribunal.

Ekesa also argued that the accused had failed to appear before the court because he was seeking medical attention in Nairobi and asked the court for 24 hours to enable the accused appear in court as he was on his way to Mombasa.

Dennis Mabeya, Abdallah Ali Ganzala, Michael Karisa and Didacus Otambo are alleged to have obtained 29 million form Tobias Okoth by pretending there were in a position to sell him a 2.5 acres of land in Shanzu within Mombasa county.

The Case will be mentioned on November 13 2014.

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