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Bissau national gets 2 years

Oct 27, 2010, 3:22 PM | Article By: impersonation, mercy, temper, prison

Bissau National Gets 2 Years

By Yai Dibba

A Guinea Bissau national, Bubacarr Barry, was recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D20,000 in default to serve two years in prison, upon his own plea of guilty to a charge of impersonation.

 In his plea of mitigation, Barry begged the court presided over by Magistrate Babucarr Secka of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court to tempter justice with mercy on him.

According to the charge sheet as presented by the police prosecutors, Bubacarr Barry, on 24 September 2010, at the Banjul International Airport, presented to Gambian immigration officers and Air Morocco Airlines a passport No. 0487978 bearing the name of Bubacarr Barry, a Portuguese national, with intent to travel to Spain.

The court further ordered that the passport be handed over to the Portuguese consul in Banjul.