Alleged visa transaction reaches court

Friday, February 12, 2016
Two men were on 10 February 2016, arraigned before Magistrate Omar Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court and charged with obtaining money from some people, promising to secure student visas for them.

They were also charged with conspiracy and stealing.

The bill of indictment presented by ASP Fadera before the court indicated that Sambujang Dampha and Famara Jammeh conspired to steal and obtain money by false pretence in 2015, at Westfield in the Kanifing Municipality.

Prosecutors further alleged that the accused in the same year and at the same place, jointly stole two laptops, internet cables and a router valued at D30,000, as well as cash amounting to D40,000, totaling D70,000, the property of one Lamin Minteh.

The accused were also alleged by prosecutors to have obtained from Lamin Ndure, Salimata Fatty and Sang P. Sambou the sum of D27,500, with the promise to secure them student visas to study abroad, a promise they knew to be false.

They did not accept any responsibility, and were subsequently granted bail of D175,000 with two Gambian sureties each of whom should deposit their ID cards with the registrar of the court and also to swear to an affidavit of means.

The case was adjourned until 17 February 2016, for hearing.

Author: Dawda Faye