Monday’s Court proceedings at a Malindi Court revealed damning revelations over the murder of late tycoon businessman Kassim Jirow who was murdered in 2018 in Kilifi over an alleged 9 million shillings tender.
Details from telecommunication company Safaricom revealed that the late tycoon had sent a total of 131,050 shillings to one of the key suspects linked to his death.
Police officer Marlon Baha attached at Safaricom PLC told Justice Ann Ong’injo that Jirow had sent monies to Adelaide Jilani in a batch of four transactions prior to his death.
Jilani is accused of being the mastermind of Jirow’s murder after luring him to Malindi on March 8 2018 where he was kidnapped and killed.
She was charged alongside Makonde Buni and Ngira Charo who are accused of kidnapping, killing the late businessman and later dumping the body in a thicket.
Baha said that Mpesa statements indicate that Jirow had sent Jilani 50,000 shillings twice, 30,000 and 1,050 shillings to the accused.
He said upon being served with a court order from Malindi court, they retrieved Mpesa statements from her phone number and that of Kassim Issack Jirow.
“We proved there was a transaction between the two subscribers. The link of the two numbers goes back to February 3, 2018 at 10:55 hours. Edlaid Jilani received 50000 shillings from Jirow,” said Baha.
He said the order from Malindi law courts in case number 42 of 2018 dated March 15 2018 was requesting Mpesa statements from 10 numbers with transactions between December 2017 and March 2018.
Baha said the orders also asked for subscriber details of all the numbers and all relevant documents.
The officer also presented call data records, subscribers’ registration details and history of the 10 numbers between March1 2018 to June 5, 2018.
Corporal Ahmed Abdikadir, who is investigating the murder of Jirow said Jilani lured the businessman to Malindi on March 8, where he was kidnapped and killed.
Abdikadir claimed Jirow was driven to Lango Baya, killed and his body dumped in a thicket.
According to Abdikadir, the businessman was murdered over a 9 million shillings debt Jilani owed him.
“Mandi Jilani presented herself as a person capable of getting Jirow business opportunities in Mombasa. That is how she ended up obtaining the money from him, which was the motive for his killing,” said Abdikadir.
In his statement before court, Charo confessed and narrated how they killed Jirow. He was later sentenced to eight years in prison on a reduced sentence but later recanted his statement and was charged afresh alongside Jilani and Buni.
Thirteen more witnesses have been lined up to testify against the trio linked to the death of the Somali Mogul next month.