Court remands ex-Catholic priest with three wives over N56m theft

The suspect who is accused of carrying out the act on January 2019 and February 2021, denied the theft charges...
Court remands ex-Catholic priest with three wives over N56m theft
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A former Catholic Priest, Ambrose Otieno Denis Ongwen, will spend the weekend in custody after being accused of stealing Ksh 15.4 Million (about N56m) from Peace Africa International.

Following his arrest on Thursday by operatives of Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigation, the accused was directed by Milimani senior principal magistrate K. Ondieki to be remanded at Capital hill police station until Monday, when the court will rule on his bail application.

The suspect who is accused of carrying out the act on January 2019 and February 2021, denied the theft charges and urged the court to grant him reasonable bond terms on grounds that the offence he was charged with is a civil matter that is ongoing before the High Court.

The prosecution informed the court they are not opposed to his release on bail but urged the court to grant him stringent bond terms that are commensurate with the amount in the charge sheet.

Otieno is now reportedly married to three wives after being expelled as a Catholic Priest. In the case, the Prosecution has lined up five witnesses to testify against the accused.

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