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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Court revokes alleged fake gold dealer’s bail

By Bruce Asemota

Principal Magistrate Isatou Dabo of the Brikama court has revoked the bail of one Kebba Bajaha, a businessman.

Bajaha was initially granted bail in the sum of D700.000.00 while standing trial for obtaining money by false pretence.

However, in the last sitting the court heard that Kebba Bajaha was absent in court for a year and travelled out of the country without making any application to grant him permission to travel.

His yearlong absence prompted the prosecution led by state counsel S.O.Sibbie to make an application for a forfeiture proceedings against his surety, one Sanna Sabally.

 However, before the execution of the court order for the surety to forfeit his bail bond, Kebba Bajaha suddenly appeared in court and the prosecution made an application for his bail to be revoked which was granted accordingly.

The particulars of offence stated that Kebba Bajaha, sometime in April, 2018 in Brikama Town in the West Coast Region by false pretence and with the intension to defraud, obtained the sum of D665.000.00 from one Malick Kanteh by selling to him five stones of fake gold, knowing or having reasons to believe that the said stones were fake/ counterfeit. He denied the charges.

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