A man has been charged in court after he refused to reverse Sh 56,100 erroneously sent to him via Mpesa last month. The court heard that the victim Mohammed Abdulahi transferred the money to Bernard Njeru's Mpesa from his bank account on September 11 and when he discovered that he had sent the money to the wrong person, he called both the bank and Safaricom.
Unfortunately, he was informed that the reversal could not be effected since the money had already been withdrawn. He pleaded with Njeru to return the money but he refused, prompting him to report the matter to the police.
The suspect was tracked and arrested in Eastleigh. The phone he was using when he received the money was recovered from him and kept as an exhibit.
He admitted to stealing the cash from Mohammed when he appeared at Makadara Law court. The case will be mentioned on September 18.
Cases of Kenyans refusing to return money erroneously sent to them via Mpesa are common. It is an offense punishable by law when one is found guilty.
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