Fresh arrests over diplomatic passport fraud

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Police have confirmed the arrest of more individuals in connection with the diplomatic passport fraud.

  On 23 August 2019, the Inspector General’s office opened an investigation into a case of diplomatic passport fraud involving three protocol officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They were: Saikou Sanneh, Ibrahim J.S. Sanneh and Ousman Touray (currently at large).

Police say on Monday that one Mansa Sumareh was also arrested in connection with the same matter, all of them allegedly helping to facilitate diplomatic passport for one Bakary Susso.

“In a similar development on the 24th August 2019 Malick Tunkara was arrested at the Airport in possession of a suspected fake diplomatic passport,” police say.

“Yankuba Susso, Amadou Touray, and Musa Njie were arrested for their involvement.”

“On 27 August 2019, Superintendent Banka Jatta and Chief Inspector Lang Tombong Sabally of the Gambia Immigration Department were invited for questioning.”

“On 30 August 2019 Michael T. Ladipo a Nigerian national was also arrested in connection with the case.”

Meanwhile investigations continue.