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Four men convicted for fake bank statements

Feb 10, 2012, 12:20 PM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

Lamin Nyassi, Kutubo Khan, Abdoulie Ceesay and Lamin Saidy were recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D5,000 each in default to serve one month in prison by the Kanifing Magistrates’ court, for presenting fake bank statements.

Meanwhile, the fifth accused, Amsatou Faal, who denied the charge, was granted a court bail of D10,000 with one Gambian surety with an ID card.

His case was then adjourned till 16 February 2012.

The facts of the case as narrated before the court stated that in December 2011, the four convicts appeared at the American Embassy for an interview in order to obtain a visa to the US.

It added that with intent to defraud, they presented fake bank statements to the Embassy.

The bank statements were taken to the various banks for verifications, where it was discovered that they were fake bank statements. The Embassy then sent the report to the Inspector General of Police for investigations, which led to the arrest and detention of the accused.

 During police investigations, the four convicts confessed and admitted to the charge.