21 December 2012

Gambia: Man Docked for Obtaining Money By False Pretence

One Lamin Ceesay was on Wednesday arraigned before the Kanifing Magistrates' Court presided over by Principal Magistrate Sheriff Tabally, charged with two counts of obtaining money by false pretence and forgery, both contrary to the Laws of The Gambia 2009.

The particulars of offence on count one stated that between the months of June and October 2012 at Kanifing and diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused person obtained from Modou Lamin Singhateh and 22 others, the sum of D104, 000 with the pretext that he was going to be enrolled the at the hotel school, knowing such representation is false or unfounded, thereby committed an offence.

Whilst on count two the particulars of offence stated that between the months of June and October 2012 at Kanifing and diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused made a false document and receipt purportedly from the Hotel School with the intention to deceive or defraud them, thereby committed an offence.

The accused however denied the allegation and the prosecution led by Chief Inspector Jammeh applied for an adjournment to called his witnesses to testify in court. Meanwhile, the accused is admitted to bail in the sum of D250, 000 with two Gambian sureties.

Hearing continues on January 2nd, 2013.

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