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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Diplomatic passport scandal reaches court

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By Bruce Asemota

The Attorney General’s Chambers yesterday filed eight count charges against Mansa Sumareh, former chief driver of President Adama Barrow, Ebrima J.S. Sanneh, Saikou Sanneh, protocol officers and one Ousman Touray, at large, ranging from forgery of official documents, uttering false documents, making false documents without authority, procuring execution of documents by false pretense to three separate counts of conspiracy to commit felony.

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When the matter was mentioned yesterday before Justice Ebrima Ba Jaiteh at the High Court in Banjul, senior state counsels Patrick Gomez and M.B Sowe of the Attorney General’s Chambers announced their appearance for the state but the accused persons were absent and their absence prompted the state counsel to seek for an adjournment in order to liaise with the serious crime unit of the Gambia Police Force Headquarters to notify the accused persons or sureties for the commencement of their trial.

The presiding Judge, Ba Jaiteh granted the application and urged the state prosecutors to liaise with the serious crime unit to procure the accused persons in the next adjourned date on 2 June, 2020.

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