May 3, 2011, 2:54 PM
One Biggie Bah was recently arraigned at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with stealing and obtaining money by false pretence.
The charge sheet on count one stated that Biggie Bah, in February 2010, at diverse places, in the Kanifing Municipality, stole nine vehicles, all valued at D1,431,875, sent by the complainant, Yahaob Muhammed Enzaaf, from Holland to The Gambia for the purpose of opening a business with him.
Count two stated that Biggie Bah between 2010 and 2011, at diverse places, in the Kanifing Municipality, fraudulently converted D850,000, being proceeds of the six vans that were put on commercial business during the period stated above, which he could not account for.
The particulars of offence on count three read that Biggie Bah between November and December 2011, at diverse places, in the Kanifing Municipality, fraudulently converted 6,500 Euros equivalent to D247,000 and 3,500 Euros equivalent to D133,000, being proceeds of two vehicles marked Mercedes Benze and Opel, which he sold at the time.
Furthermore count four stated that between October and March 2011, at Kotu and diverse places, in the Kanifing Municipality, by false pretence and with intent to defraud, obtained from Yahaob Muhammed Ezaaf D80,000 and D40,000 respectively, under the pretext that he was going to buy two pieces of land for him, which representation was false and knew it to be false.
The case was adjourned till 14 February 2012.