Businessman charged with forging documents to defraud partner of millions

By Sheila Mutua On Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 11:53 | < 1 min read
Pravin Kumar Manji
Businessman Pravin Kumar Manji in a Nairobi court on July 13, 2020. PHOTO | SHEILA MUTUA

A businessman has been arraigned in court and charged with forging the signature of his partner with an intent to defraud.

Pravin Kumar Manji, who appeared before Nairobi Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe, pleaded not guilty to two counts of forgery and uttering a false document.

He was charged with forging the signature of George Ojunga Lucas on March 2, 2016, in an account opening form which he signed purporting it to be a genuine document signed by the partner.

On the second county, Manji was charged with uttering the same document on the same day at the Diamond Trust Bank at the Diamond Trust Plaza in Nairobi to defraud his partner millions of shillings.

He pleaded not guilty and asked the court to give him lenient bail terms.

The magistrate ordered him released on a bond of Sh100,000 or a cash bail of Sh50,000.

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