By Amadou Jadama
A staff of the First International Bank branch in Basse is in trouble with the law after being arraigned at the regional capital’s magistrates’ court for stealing over D3,000,000 from his employer.
Njagga Sarr appeared before Principal Magistrate Omar Jabang yesterday on allegation of stealing D3,457,103.93 from FIBank branch.
Court records showed that the alleged theft happened in 2017 and 2018 at the bank’s regional branch.
The charge sheet indicated that Njagga Sarr took the money from the bank’s vault and diverted it to his personal use without the bank’s knowledge and authorisation.
He denied any wrongdoing but Sub-Inspector E Touray, representing the IGP, objected to the granting of bail to the accused.
Inspector Touray premised his objection on the argument that Njagga Sarr had been in hiding, feigning sickness and not honouring some of the bail conditions.
Prosecutor Touray said he feared the suspect might obstruct the progress of the case by jumping bail. The court, however, granted him bail in the sum of D3,457,107.93. The case resumes January 13th.