A Dutch rally driver Bernhard ten Brinker has reportedly lost close to Ksh200million to Nairobi gold scammers. Frank Wijnen and Ewout Haanstra, Brinke’s representatives signed a deal with Global Freight last year to supply 500kg of gold.
According to Kenyans.co.ke, Global Freight Management Limited
is a Kenyan firm owned by George Fundu and they were the ones who were tasked to supply the gold with more purchases on the way in case the first one would have been successful.
However, the money found its way to an account owned by Ochieng’ Opiyo & Company Advocates with the man behind wiring the same, named Elvis Ouma Muga. The amount was supposed to cover costs such as custom payments and storage.
Brinker’s team ordered the money to be channelled to Fundu by Muga but he failed and this prompted them to move to court after sensing a gold scam. Senior principal magistrate David Ndungi ordered Muga to pay Sh5 million cash bail or Sh10 million bond.
The culprit was unable to pay the amount and spent the weekend in custody. The court said the case will be mentioned at a later date.