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Court remands man for alleged impersonation

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The Magistrate, Mr Lamin Bittaye, remanded the accused because of the magnitude of the offence. The prosecutor, K Kinteh, told the court that the accused committed the offence between March and April 2015, at Paradise Estate and diverse places in Kombo North district with intent to defraud. Kinteh said the accused paraded himself as very closed to the President and a nephew to one Ousaman Jallow, a senior officer of the National Intelligence Agency. 

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He said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 353, (1) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume 111 Laws of The Gambia, 2009. The prosecutor further charged that Jallow obtained under false pretence a sum of 14,000 dalasis from one Kathey Lim with representation that he was going to facilitate their meeting with the President and also to solve their problem at NIA. He said the offence was contrary to Section 288 of the Criminal Code Caps 10:01 Volume III Laws of The Gambia, 2009. However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge. The case was adjourned to May 12, for mention.


Court grants D800,000 bail to man

Meanwhile, in a separate but related case, one Ebrima Jawo was yesterday granted bail by a Bundung Magistrates’ Court sitting for obtaining money by false pretence.  According to the charge sheet, Ebrima Jawo was accused that in March 2015, at Sukuta Nema in Kombo North district, he obtained the sum of 750,000 dalasis from one Brury Mbowe.  The court heard that the accused obtained the said sum with representation that he was going to make the victim the richest person whom the whole world will talk about. Consequently, the magistrate, Mr Pa Modou Njie ordered the accused to execute an 800,000 dalasis bond and two sureties.  He pleaded not guilty. The case was adjourned to May 12.


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