5 December 2012

Gambia: D-Day for SG, AG's Alleged Impersonator

Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Brikama Magistrates' Court is expected today Wednesday, December 5th, 2012to deliver judgement of a single count charge pressed against Ebrima Boye alias Alhagie Boye for impersonating the secretary general and head of the Civil Service, Dr. Njogu Bah and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Lamin Jobarteh, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

The accused pleaded guilty to charge earlier. Narrating the facts, the police prosecutor Sergeant 413 Sanyang stated that during that period the said Malang Njie met with one Muhammed Kabir Gaye who is a relative to Dr. Njogu Bah and then Malang Njie, the accused person's in-law explained to him (Kabir) that Dr. Njogu Bah do call him (Malang Njie) every time then Muhammed Gaye went to Busumbala to visit him (SG) where he (Kabir Gaye) asked the SG if he knew Malang Njie of Banjulinding and that the SG responded in the negative.

Sergeant 413 asserted that Muhammed Kabir Gaye then called Malang Njie on phone who spoke to the SG whom he said used to call him every time but after their conversation, Malang confirmed to Muhammed Kabir Gaye that the caller who used to impersonate and the SG, Dr. Njogu Bah are not the same. He said after that encounter, the SG and Muhammed Kabir Gaye drove to Banjulinding to the residence of Malang Njie where the SG asked Malang Njie who used to impersonate him, pretending to be him (the SG). He said that was the time Malang Njie showed him the (SG) numbers; 7328235 / 7103119, adding that the said impersonator called him (Malang Njie) with the said numbers.

Sergeant 413 said after that, they all went to the New Yundum Police Station to report the matter where investigation was made and the accused was arrested who later led the police to the Banjulinding Cemetery where seven SIM Cards were recovered.

The police prosecutor applied to tender the recovered SIM Cards, Malang Njie's ID Card and the accused person's phone which he was using to call with. They were all admitted and marked as exhibits. The case was adjourned to today, Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 for judgement.

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