Impersonating public officer case mentioned

Monday, October 05, 2015

A case involving one Baboucarr Mankanbu, who was charged with impersonating a public officer, was on 1 October 2015 mentioned before Magistrate Janneh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutors alleged that Baboucarr Mankanbu, on 25 September 2015 at Kanifing Estate in the Kanifing Municipality, falsely represented himself to police intervention unit officers on guard at Gambia Radio Television Services (GRTS) as a National Intelligence Officer (NIA), knowing that or have reason to believe that he is not an intelligence officer.

After the charge sheet was read to him, Baboucarr Mankanbu denied any wrongdoing.

He was subsequently granted bail of D1,500 with a Gambian surety, who should swear to an affidavit of means and deposit an ID card to the court’s registrar.

The case was adjourned till 15 October 2015, for the prosecutor, Sub-inspector Nying, to call her witnesses.

Author: Dawda Faye