Could Saudi Prince’s representative be an ISIS recruiter?
A businessman who has been handling the Sh21 billion 100,000-acre agricultural project in Galana for a Saudi prince is now facing terror charges after being accused of recruiting Kenyan youth for ISIS.
Hassan Babakar Osman, Prince Sultan Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s local agent, is being held at Muthaiga police station on the orders of Milimani magistrate Helen Onkwani.
Although he has not been formally charged in court, police were allowed to hold him for 14 days while they investigate. This comes days before a criminal case against his business partners was scheduled to be heard.
Abubakar’s lawyer Cliff Ombeta yesterday said his client is being held on frivolous charges instigated by people who want to take over his business.
He said senior Immigration officer Abraham Mwaura has confirmed that the Somalia passport Abubakar holds is genuine and has been verified by the Somalia government.
Ombeta said he has received deaths threats from people who have warned him to keep off the case.
Abubakar has been arrested twice at JKIA in July and Malindi in March after police were tipped he was travelling on a fake Somalia passport. But on both occasions, the Immigration office has confirmed from the Somalia government that the document is genuine.