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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

D175,000 for US visa lands man in court


According to the police charge sheet, in April this year, Mr Essa Gibba, obtained D175,000 from Ousman Colley in Nema Nasir in the Kanifing municipality on the pretext of securing an American visa for him.

On another count, Mr Gibba also took 500 euros equivalent to D28,000 from one Yusupha Singhateh on the pretext of securing him a Holland residential card. 

Mr Gibba pleaded innocent to the charges. 

Gibba was granted bail in the sum of D250,000 with two Gambian sureties required to sign an affidavit of means and deposit their national identity cards with the registrar of the court. 

Prosecuting, Corporal 3533 Jarju appeared for the Inspector General of Police. The case was then adjourned to Monday 29 September. 


D130, 000, Jeep for land

Meanwhile, in a separate development, one Durra Jallow was also arraigned charged with obtaining money by false pretence for taking D130,000 cash and a Cherokee Jeep from another man on the promise of giving him a plot of land.

Appearing before Magistrate Hilary Abeke of Bundung yesterday, Durra Jallow pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him. 

According to the particulars of offence, in 2013 Durra took D130,000 and a Cherokee Jeep vehicle registration number BJL 7055 J from one Haji Drammeh with representation that he was going to give him a plot of land, a representation he knew to be false.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Kinteh appeared for the IGP. The defendant was represented by council Edward Gomez.  Sergent Kinteh asked the court for adjournment to call their witness. 

Mr Gomez applied for bail for his client. No objection was raised and the magistrate duly granted bail in the sum of D200,000 or a Gambian surety. The case was adjourned to Monday 29 September.


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