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Fake visa lands man in court

Dec 31, 2010, 11:56 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba-Jallow

The Brikama Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate Babucarr Secka recently convicted and sentenced one Hamzatou Kabba to a fine of D15,000 in default to serve one year in prison.

According to the evidence, as narrated by the prosecuting officer, 1st Class 2259 Ceesay, what happened occurred on 20th November 2010 at Banjul International Airport.

He said the convicted person, Hamzatou Kabba, presented to the profiling officer at the Spanish Airline a Malian passport number B313039 with a Poturgese visa number P0285627.

Officer Ceesay further narrated that the profiling officer checked the passport and suspected that the visa was fake, adding that the convicted person was later referred to the tax force at the airport, where he was cautioned and charged with the offence committed.

Defence counsel Buba Jawo, on behalf of the convict, begged the court to temper justice with mercy, as the convict was a first time offender.

He said the convict was remorseful for what he had done, and he urged the court to impose a fine on the convict.

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