14 November 2012

Gambia: 'Money Doubler' Remanded

Magistrate Dawda Jallow of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court on Tuesday ordered one Musa Jawo to be remanded in prison custody pending his trial for further notice.

This development came after an application made by the prosecution led by chief Inspector Jammeh when the prosecutor was opposing to the bail of the accused. He told the court that though the offence committed is a bailable one but he strongly opposed to the bail of the accused since the accused is not a citizen of this country but a Senegalese and the second accused Alhagie Jawo is at large.

The prosecution's application was granted by the presiding Magistrate and the accused is standing trial on one count of obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 288 of the Criminal Code, Laws of The Gambia.

The particular of offence stated that the accused Musa Jawo in the months of September and October 2012 at Serrekunda and diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality obtained from Adiatou Kanteh the sum of D216, 680 with pretext that he was going to double the said amount to millions of dalasis to make her rich, when he know such representation was false or unfounded, thereby committed an offence, an allegation he denied. The case was adjourned for hearing.

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