Nigerian man charged in court for being in the country illegally


Mombasa, KENYA: A Nigerian man was on Friday charged in a Mombasa court for allegedly being in the country illegally.

Court heard that Okwonkwo Cajethari was  on 5th January 2017  found to be unlawfully present in the country.

The accused person was arrested at the Coast Regional Immigration headquarters office located at Uhuru Na Kazi within the Republic of Kenya.

Mr. Okwonkwo denied being in the country without a valid visa before Mombasa Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogot.

Mr. Ogot ordered the  accused person to be detained, pending the hearing of the case on 18th January.

Meanwhile, the court also dismissed an application to have two employees of Bandari Sacco detained over alleged theft in the institution.

When delivering the ruling Ogoti said there was no sufficient reason to detain Peter Njuguna and Joseph Muringa.

The two are alleged to steal sh.2 million from the Sacco by virtue of employment.

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Court ordered the police to charge the suspects before the end of Friday or each be released on a bond of sh. 500,000.