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3 charged with forgery, false information

Dec 21, 2010, 11:11 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Three people were recently arraigned at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Tabally, charged with three counts of conspiracy, forgery and giving false information.

Yaya Bangura, the first accused, pleaded guilty to the charges and was subsequently convicted and sentenced.

He was fine D15,000 on count one in default to serve three months in prison, count two a fine of D5,000 in default to serve nine months in prison and count three he was fine D2,500 in default to serve one month in prison. The sentences are to run concurrently.

The second and third accused persons, Pa Dodou Sarr and Margret Sillah, pleaded not guilty to the charges, and were each granted bail of D50,000, with a Gambian surety who must swear to an affidavit of means.

On count one, the offence revealed that on 11th December 2010, at Latrikuda in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused persons conspired to commit a felony to wit forged Planet World tickets.

The particulars of the offence on count two stated that all the accused persons jointly forged Planet World tickets.

Count three read that the 1st accused, Yaya Bangura, at the Bakau Independence Stadium in the Kanifing Municipality, gave false information to the security that he was a member of the Planet World staff who organised the Busy Signal Show.

The case was adjourned till 27th December 2010.