By R. Joyclyn Wea
A 33-year-old Kenyan purported ‘investor’ claiming to have come to invest millions of United States dollars into the Liberian economy, David Makau Mutuko was taken to the Temple of Justice on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in order to get a lawyer to sign for his release from the Monrovia Central Prison (South Beach).
According to information, there is no trace of any relative nor a lawyer expressing interest to sign for him.
It can be recalled David Makau Mutuko was arrested and charged by the Liberia National Police on April 20, 2018 with theft of service and theft of property in the tone of sixteen thousand united states dollars. (US$16,000.00) based upon complaint of Riverside Resort and Villas through it General Manager Edwin M. Gray.
The action by David Makau Mutuko violates chapter 15 subchapter (B) 15.52 and 15.51 of the revised penal law of Liberia and was forwarded to court for prosecution as required by law.
Between December 2017 and March 2018, defendant Mutuko allegedly entered the premises under the disguise of being an investor that has potential of investing millions of dollars in the Liberian economy.
According to the complainant, the Kenyan assured them of settling his obligation promptly during his stay in the premises and under that arrangement they made available to him (Mutuko) their lodging and other facilities for his use.
The management of the resort alleged that after three months and fourteen days, defendant Mutuko could not meet up with his obligation as promised thus putting the total bill of the defendant at US$16,000.00 dollars.
The Kenyan since his arrival in the country in October 2017, up to his arrest in April of this year, has allegedly stay in the Resort without any trace of relative or other relations.
It was alleged that the purported investor claimed to be a shareholder in GT Bank Liberia Limited but was further said to be false as the he could not be identified by the management.
Accordingly, it still remains unclear as to this Kenyan investor actual intend into the court prior to his arrest and detention at the prison.
This is said to also be causing fear amongst people in the country as the question of how Mutuko entered the country keep coming up.