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Brikama fish market manager, finance manager charged

Jul 8, 2011, 12:59 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba-Jallow

Habibou Cham, manager of the Brikama Fish Market and Baba Fadera, finance manager of the fish market were Wednesday arraigned before Magistrate Abeke of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, charged with forgery, fraud and failure to comply with Social Security regulations.

The charge sheet on count one stated that in 2010, at Brikama Fish Market, with intent to defraud, the two jointly forged two receipts and sealed same to the Japanese representative being the donor of the Brikama Fish Market that they have spent over D300,000 on repairs and maintenance.

Count two stated that in the same year and place being employed as manager and finance manager respectively, and by virtue of such position, the two forged two receipts with intent to defraud the donor (Japanese).

Count three read that in the same year and place, the accused persons, being manager and finance manager respectively, failed to remit Social Security and Housing Financial Corporation (SSHFC) benefits from the staff salaries having deducted it from their salaries.

Meanwhile, the accused persons have denied the charges, and were each granted bail of D500,000 with two Gambian sureties with landed property.

The case was then adjourned till 13th July 2011.   

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