The Sh 2 billion was genuine,Man in Barclays Bank ‘fake money’ saga says

Eric Otieno Adede allegedly behind the Barclays Bank Ksh.2billion saga now wants the court to order the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to produce the money.

He said over Ksh.20billion should be presented in court within 24 hours of the hearing of the filed application.

“The applicant is apprehensive that the DCI might tamper with the aforesaid currency that does not form part of the criminal case thus depriving him of his money,” Adede said.

According to Adede, the DCI is illegally holding and has continued to withhold the said sums of money that do not form a part of the charges in the criminal case.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti on Tuesday reported that Sh2 billion in fake US dollars was found stashed in Barclays Bank client’s safe deposit box.

This was after Flying Squad officers, led by their boss Musa Yego, pitched tent at the bank’s Queensway branch, Nairobi, to investigate a fake currency syndicate that took the city by storm.

Accompanied by detectives from the DCI, the officers spent hours at the bank, with reports indicating that a customer had brought in a haul of fake cash.

Detectives tried to find out how a customer managed to store the currency undetected for an unspecified period.


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