Three charged for stuffing heroine in body cavity
14 August 2015, 09:17
Mombasa - Three people who were nabbed with heroine worth KES 4.3 million stuffed inside one of the suspect's body cavity at the Moi international airport in Mombasa have been charged before a Mombasa court.
Vincent Baya, Hawa Abdallah and Fakii Ahmed Fakii denied the charges of trafficking 90 pellets of heroine weighing 1437.1 grams concealed in Vincent Baya's body cavity.
Hawa Abdallah and Fakii Ahmed were separately charged with aiding Baya to commit an offence of trafficking 90 pellets of heroine concealed in his body cavity.
The accused also faced a third count of forgery where she was jointly charged with Ibrahim Kimera. It is alleged that on August 5 with intent to deceive, they forged a motor vehicle report dated August 11 purporting it to be a valued and genuine report by Kenya Revenue Authority.
Hawa faced a fourth count in which she was allegedly found in possession of a silver Mercedes Benz of registration number KCC 455P which was suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.
Prosecuting Counsel, Daniel Wamotsa made an application to block a bond application by the defense counsel.
“I have instructions from the investigating officer that they intend to submit an affidavit to block bond application against the accused,” said Wamotsa.
The defense counsel led by Gerald Magolo and Leonard Shimaka objected the application, with Magolo saying it was a deliberate move by the prosecution to delay the proceedings and frustrate the release of his clients on bail.
“The fourth accused person who only faces one charge cannot be held at ransom. The proposed affidavit has not been presented to us,” said Shimaka.
Chief magistrate Susan Shitubi directed that the application for bail be made before a trail court.
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Earlier, the prosecution had to disown the charge sheet that was read before the court.
womotsa said that he was not aware how the charge sheet had been registered and presented in court.
The charge sheet had charged Hawa Abdallah and Ibrahim Kimera of being in possession of a stolen motor vehicle and forging a motor vehicle report.
Vincent Baya was separately charged with trafficking 90 pellets of heroine weighing 1437.1grammes concealed in his body cavity with both incidents reported to have happened at the Moi international airport on August 5.
“What is before the court is totally different from what we expected,” said Wamotsa.
The prosecution counsel, Lydia Kagori had made an application to consolidate the matters which was opposed by the defense.
The case will be mentioned August 20 where it is expected to come before a trial court for bond application.
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