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Case of obtaining money by false pretence continues

Jan 13, 2012, 1:27 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The case of obtaining money by false pretence and issuing false cheque involving one Alpha Jallow continued yesterday at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Testifying, the first prosecution witness (PW1), Modou Musa Kore, told the court that he worked as a businessman, who operates a money transfer and exchange bureau.

He said he recognised the accused and in May 2011 he met the accused at JFIN Money Transfer, where the accused told him he wanted to be his business partner and also wanted to operate a local money transfer, but did not have the capital to finance the business.

PW1 said he told the accused that he did not have money, but he had a facility at the bank.

According to him, in June 2011, he gave the accused D200,000 and on 4 August 2011, the accused came to him and said he needed more money, because the business was going fast.

PW1 further said he also gave the accused D250,000 and advised him to put the money in the business, because he did not own the money, but the bank where they both made agreement for the transactions of the money.

He adduced that in September 2011, the accused issued him a cheque with face value of D50,000 on his name and company, adding that he took the cheque to the bank and discovered there was no money in the account.

He said he confronted the accused and he confessed to him that he had used the money to pay his debt at the bank.

He said that after a while he did not see the accused and later received a call from the accused in Senegal, adding that the accused was later arrested upon return from Senegal.

The case was then adjourned till 26 January 2012.