Jun 26, 2008, 6:14 AM
Nyima Dibba, an employee of International Commercial Bank, was last Friday arraigned before Principal Magistrate Fatou Lily Drammeh of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court and charged with stealing D4,500,000, a charge the accused denied on count one.
On count two, Lamin Keita, Modou Sambou, Abdul Barry and Yusupha Minteh, both employees of International Commercial Bank, were charged with trying to enable Nyima Dibba to escape punishment, knowing her to be guilty of an offence, to which they pleaded not guilty.
Nyima Dibba was granted bail of D5,000,000, with two Gambian sureties with landed properties within the Greater Banjul Area of that value, and they should also deposit their biometric ID cards with the registrar.
Lamin Keita, Modou Sambou, Abdul Barry and Yusupha Minteh attracted a bail of D500,000 with two Gambian sureties each, who should swear to an affidavit of means and deposit their ID cards.
The particulars of offence on count one stated that Nyima Dibba, on 11th November 2010 at Kairaba Avenue in the Kanifing Municipality, while under the employment of International Commercial Bank, fraudulently took the sum of D4,500,000 from the Kairaba branch of the bank.
According to the particulars of offence on count two, Lamin Keita, Modou Sambou, Abdul Barry and Yusupha Minteh on 8th November 2010 at the same place, while under the employment of International Commercial Bank, knowing Nyima Dibba to be guilty of an offence, tried to enable her to escape punishment.
The case was adjourned till 14th April 2011 for hearing.
CPL 335 Nying represented the IGP.