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Drama in court as police arrest Echesa’s co-accused in yet another fraud case

By Nancy Gitonga On Thu, 29 Jul, 2021 13:56 | < 1 min read

Drama in court after former Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa co-accused Chrispine Oduor Odipo was arrested outside Milimani court for defrauding a businesslady Sh 810,000 by false pretenses.

Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations pounce on him as he left the courtroom in Sh39 billion fake arms trial.

Oduor, a director of Pzel Company Limited, which allegedly received Sh11.5 million kickback on behalf of Echesa and others in the Sh 40 billion fake arms scandal.

In the current matter which caused his arrested this morning Odour is accused of obtaining Ksh 810,000 from Joyce Bosibori pretending he was in a position to supply lift repair materials.

Oduor is also a wanted man by Kilimani detectives over another case of fraud involving Sh 14 million.

The detectives from DCl are said to have drove Odour to Ongata Rongai police station for further interrogation before he is charged with obtaining money by false pretenses.

The officers had been camping at Milimani Law court since morning awaiting for Odour to conclude the mention of his Sh 39 billion case before senior principal magistrate Kenneth Cheriuyot.

Immediately the matter was taken out of the hearing by the magistrate the officers pounced on Odour and handcuffed him and took him to the court cells before driving him away.

However, the Sh39 billion case has been adjourned until August 13 since the prosecution were not ready to proceed with the case.

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