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Alleged forgery and theft case continues

Nov 16, 2011, 2:42 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The case of stealing by clerk and forgery involving one Mariama Jagne continued recently at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Anna Sallah testified as the second prosecution witness and told the court that she lived at Latrikunda German and worked as a banker at the International Commercial Bank (ICB), Kairaba Avenue Branch at the Operational Department.

She said she recognised the accused and could recall in September 2009, when the accused gave her a cheque to cash D14, 200 in the name of Sanna Darboe dated 12 May 2008.

She added that the accused told her that the customer, Sanna Darboe, was waiting for her at her department and she paid to the accused, adding that they were later called at the Kairaba Police Station to give a statement in connection with the said cheque.

The case was then adjourned.

According to the charge sheet on count one, between July and October 2008, at ICB, in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused, Mariama Jagne, being employed as credit officer at the said bank, Kairaba Avenue branch, forged the signatures of Fatou Jaiteh, Ousman Joof and Sanna Darboe, former customers of the said bank.

The charge sheet on count two stated that she stole an amount of D197, 000, being the money of the said bank.