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Monday, July 6, 2020

D50, 000 ‘front way’ to Europe payment lands soldier in court

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By Amadou Jadama

Sergeant Alpha Mendy of the Gambia Armed Forces based at the Yundum barracks has been arraigned before the Brikama Magistrates Court charged with receiving D50,000 from one Mathew Mendy on behalf of Bishop Samuel Thomas and diverting the money to personal use.

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Sgt Mendy is facing three counts including theft and obtaining money by false pretence.
According to the bill of indictment filed by police prosecutor Sub-Inspector Bobo Jarju, Sgt Mendy received D50,000 on 9thAugust 2017 in Brikama from Mathew Mendy on behalf of the Bishop Samuel Thomas and diverted it to his personal use. Mathew paid the money to facilitate his travel to Europe.
Sgt Mendy denied any wrong doing and the trial magistrate SB Joof granted him bail in the sum of D50,000.

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