Nov 11, 2008, 5:07 AM
Abdou Ngum, Lamin Dibba, Abubacarr Drammeh and Momodou Gaye, were recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D5, 000 each in default to serve six months imprisonment.
The four were charged on two counts of fraud and conspiracy, charges they earlier denied.
The conviction followed the accused persons' plea of guilty after entering a plea bargain.
According to the charge sheet on count one, the accused persons on or about the 30th October, 2008 at Latrikunda and diverse places had with intent to defraud, jointly conspired to deposit a fake Euro cheque with face value 9,743,726.72 into account No.0010094900672201 with ECO bank, knowing same to be false.
Count two indicated that Abdou Ngum, Lamin Dibba and Abubacarr Drammeh on the same day at Kairaba Avenue with intent to defraud, jointly deposited a fake Euro cheque valued 9,743,726.72 into their account No. 0010094900672201 with ECO bank, knowing same to be false.
The accused persons were granted bail in the sum of D10, 000, 000 with two Gambian sureties who are in possession of landed property within the Greater Banjul Area.