Gambia: Senior FIB Official & Co Arraigned for Issuing False Cheques

Two persons; namely David Olufemi Murewa and Alpha Sey were on Monday, 31st December 2012 arraigned before the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, presided over by Principal Magistrate Sheriff Tabally. The duo are charged with issuing false cheque and neglect to prevent felony, both contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

The particulars of the offence on count one stated that between the 3rd and 6th of October 2012 at the First International Bank (FIB) Bakau branch, in the Kanifing Municipality, the first accused David Olufemi Murewa issued four Guaranty Trust Bank cheques amounting to one million one hundred and forty-eight Dalasis (D1, 148,000) and received payment the same day knowing fully that he had no sufficient funds in his account thereby committed an offence.

On count two, the particulars stated on the same dates and place in the Kanifing Municipality, the second accused Alpha Sey, being an employee at the FIB as a branch manager at Bakau and by virtue of that employment, received four cheques from David Olufemi Murewa, amounting to one million one hundred and forty-eight Dalasis (D1, 148,000) and paid him the same day, without waiting for clearance or the authority from the head office, thereby committed an offence.

Both accused persons denied the allegation and were however admitted to bail in the sum of D1.5 million with two Gambian sureties each. Hearing continues on 14th January 2013.

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