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D 3.8M Sanyang Village Visaca Scandal in Court

Apr 1, 2009, 5:55 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

The case involving the sum of D3.8M that was alleged to have been misappropriated at the Sanyang Village Visaca Bank has reached the corridor of Justice.

Two suspects Manjang Sanyang, Omie Ceesay and others at large were yesterday arraigned at the Banjul High Court before Justice Joseph Wowo for allegedly causing the loss of the said sum while being employed at Sanyang Village Visca Bank. The suspects before the court denied the charges.

From count 1 to 9 the accused persons were jointly charged with economic crime. While count 10 to 15 of theft and fraudulent action relate to only the 2nd accused Omieu Ceesay.

Count 16, the accused persons were alleged to have caused the loss of D1M being loan procured by the government of The Gambia from IFAD for Sanyang Village Visca Bank.

Meanwhile the accused persons were granted court bail with the following conditions: Each accused person must produce two Gambian sureties with ID card that would be verified by the registrar of the high court. Each of the sureties must deposit title deeds valued at D4M each. The title deeds are to be verified by the registrar.

The case was adjourned until 6th May 2009.