Gambia: D60,000 Fine for Fraudster

One Sheikh Hydara, a resident of Brusubi was on Tuesday convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of D60, 000, in default to serve a two-year imprisonment at the Bundung Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Kijera. The convict was charged with single count of obtaining money by false pretence.

The facts of the case stated that on the 21st September 2012, at Brusubi in the West Coast Region the convict, intent to defraud, obtain the sum of D300, 000 from one Dodou Sanneh with the pretext of giving him a plot of land, knowing such representation to be false and untrue.

The convict pleaded not guilty to the charge and the prosecutor handling the case Inspector Touray called six witnesses in support of his case, while the convict on the other defended him self.

However, the prosecution was able to prove its case beyond all reasonable doubt.

The convict begged the court to temper justice with mercy, before he was sentenced.

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