A Nairobi court has ordered businessman Yagnesh Mohanlal Devani who is facing a Ksh1.5 billion fuel fraud case to appear in court by 10:30 am today.
Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Robinson Ondieki made the directive after Devani, the owner of Triton Petroleum Company Limited failed to appear in court for the mention of his criminal case.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) urged the court to issue a warrant of arrest against Devani who skipped court proceedings on Monday morning without an explanation.
The businessman was expected to appear in court today for a pre-trial conference of his fraud case after he was charged two weeks ago and freed on Ksh1 million pending trial.
However, his lawyer urged the court not to issue the arrest order against his client saying Devani is within the court precinct.
Consequently, the magistrate ordered Devani to present himself in court at 10:30 am.
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