Apr 19, 2012, 2:45 PM
Sheikh Dawda York, Ebrima Kebbeh, Demba Sowe, and Kemo Fatty, all Gambians, Oumie Saffiatou Jallow and Alpha Kanteh, both Guineans, were yesterday granted bail of D5 million by magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing magistrates’ court.
They should provide two Gambians sureties each who should swear to an affidavit of means and to surrender their ID cards to the registrar.
They are facing three counts of conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and cheating, which they denied.
According to the particulars of offence on count one, Oumie Saffiatou Jallow, Sheikh Dawda York, Ebrima Kebbeh, Demba Sowe, Kemo Fatty and Alpha Kanteh, between December 2013 and January 2014 in diverse places within the Kanifing Municipality, conspired to defraud one Muhammed Tunkara and his partner, Stenroy Smith, the sum of $160,000 equivalent to D6,320,000 and thereby committed an offence.
Count two stated that the accused persons by false pretence and with intent to defraud, obtained from Muhammed Tunkara and his partner, Stenroy Smith, the said sum on the pretext that they were going to sell 50kg of gold valued at $1.5 million to them, which representation was false and they knew it to be false at the time, and thereby committed an offence.
Count three stated that Ebrima Kebbeh and Demba Sowe some time in December 2013 and January 2014, at the same place by means of a fraudulent trick collected the sum of $63,000 equivalent to D2.5million and D50,000 that they said was for the preparation of legal documents and payments to customs for the export of the said gold to Dubai, for which they paid only D626,100 less than the amount they claimed, and thereby committed an offence.
Sergeant 1781 Kinteh represented the IGP.
The case was adjourned to 11 June 2014, for hearing.