''Wash Wash'' Cameroonian Freed On 10m Bond

''Wash Wash'' Cameroonian Freed On 10m Bond

A Cameroonian man who was charged  on Friday with being in possession of fake dollar currency equivalent to Ksh.283.5 million has been freed.

The court heard that Timson Babila was found in possession of pieces of papers of 100 denomination equivalent to USD 2.5 million intended to resemble dollar currency notes.

Babila pleaded not guilty and was released on a bond of Ksh.10 million.

The suspect was among three Cameroonians who were arrested on Thursday by detectives from the DCI's Economic and Commercial Crimes Unit (ECCU) for allegedly falsely obtaining money from a Kenyan-based businessman of Australian origin.

The trio, Timson Babila, Ernest Abeng Ahuo and Ayong Ronald Aku, were arrested at a hotel in Kilimani .

According to police reports, Babila, who is alleged to be the mastermind behind the syndicate, lures unsuspecting businessmen with the promise of cleaning fake dollar notes and converting them into genuine cash.