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$54,300 gold dust case in court

May 31, 2013, 12:17 PM | Article By: Alieu Bobb

A $54,300 gold dust case involving three accused persons was Wednesday mentioned at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Tabally.

The accused persons, Dawda Touray, George Muhammed Tucker and Edward Tamba Komba, were charged with three counts of obtaining goods by false pretence, cheating and conspiracy.

They all denied the charges.

Lawyer Musa N. Bittaye applied for bail on behalf of the first accused person.

He told the court the accused person was granted police bail, adding that the accused is a responsible man with two wives and children.

Counsel Bittaye further told the court the accused had landed property and if granted bail he would be able to produce his own compound documents.

Defence counsel E.Jah, who represented the second and third accused persons, also applied for bail on behalf of his clients.

Both accused persons were granted police bail, he said, urging the court to grant them bail as well.

They were each granted court bail of D1.5million with two Gambian sureties.

The case was then adjourned till 10 June 2013.

According to the particulars of offence on count one, the accused persons, Dawda Touray, George Muhammed Tucker and Edward Tamba Komba, some time in 2012, within the Kanifing Municipality, by false pretence and with intent to defraud, obtained from one Eric Assenbroek US$54,300, under the pretext that they would provide him with two kilos of gold dust, which they never did.

The particulars of offence on count two read that the three accused persons, in the same year and place, by means of fraudulent trick, obtained from the said Eric Assenbroek US$54,300 under the pretext that they would provide him with two kilos of gold dust, thereby committed an offence.

Count two indicated that the accused persons, in the same year and place, conspired among themselves to commit a misdemeanour to wit, provided Eric Assenbroek with two kilos of silver dust instead of the agreed kilos of gold dust.

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