Principal Magistrate Mahoney of the Brikama Magistrates' Court on Monday 3rd August 2009 convicted and sentenced one Ebrima Marra to a fine of D5000 in default to serve one month in prison for a charge of giving false information to a public officer.
According to the facts as narrated by the police prosecutor, Sgt 553 Jammeh, it happened on the 31st May 2009. He said the convict needed a bank statement and was given a bank statement of D134,000 by his uncle. He added that the convict took the money and put it into his account without the knowledge of his uncle.
Sgt Jammeh further narrated that when the complainant detected that the convict had put the money into his bank, he reported the matter to the Brikama police station and the convict was subsequently arrested and taken to Brikama police station. He said during investigations, the convict confessed to the police that he stole the money from his uncle.