Jan 15, 2014, 9:47 AM
After admitting a charge of impersonating of a person in certificate, one Roran Masihino Dan Silver was recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D10,000 in default to serve two years in prison with hard labour by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.
The facts of the case as narrated by the prosecuting officer, Sgt 413 Sanyang, stated that on 7 August 2011, at the Banjul International Airport, the convict presented a Guinea Bissau passport number AA1 N10131 to the profiling officer at the Portuguese airline, who upon checking suspected the convict of impersonation.
He added that the convict was arrested and handed over to the Airport Police Station, adding that during the interrogation, he confessed that the document belonged to his brother.
In his plea of mitigation, the convict begged the court to temper justice with mercy.
In a related development, one Alieu Sillah was also convicted and sentenced by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court to a fine of D5,000 in default to serve one year, six months in prison for impersonating of a name of person in certificate.
The facts as narrated by the prosecuting officer, Sgt 413 Sanyang, revealed that it happened on 26 July 2011, at the Banjul International Airport.
He said the convict presented a passport number 246999 and a Spanish residential card number E 13256949 bearing the name of one Musa Sillah to the profiling officer at the Spanish airline.
He added that after scrutinizing the document, the officer suspected the convict to be impersonating, adding that he was arrested and handed over to the Airport Police Station.
Still narrating, he stated that during the interrogation, the convict confessed that the document belonged to one Musa Sillah, adding that he was cautioned and charged with the offence committed.
The convict, Alieu Sillah, in his mitigation, begged the court to temper justice with mercy, adding that he was a first time offender.