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Jailed British National Gets another 3-Year Jail Term

Mar 26, 2009, 5:27 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

David Fulton, a British national who is currently serving a one year jail term for seditious publication, is convicted for another offence of forgery.

David Fulton yesterday pleaded guilty to the charge of forgery before Magistrate Lamin George of the Banjul Magistrates' Court, and was subsequently convicted and sentenced to three years mandatory jail term.

According to the first Count, some time in the year 2007 and 2008 in the city of Banjul and diverse places in The Gambia, David Fulton, forged a Technical Assistance number plate No: GSC 1TA which he affixed to his vehicle. Prosecuting Officer, Sgt Fatty, asserted that such number plates, red in colour, are normally issued for vehicles of persons under Technical Assistance in the Gambia. He said that there was no record at the Department of State for Foreign Affairs to show that Mr Fulton had been in The Gambia under some technical assistance programme. He stated also that records at the police licensing office indicate that the said vehicle was not registered as a Technical Assistance vehicle. He asserted that Mr Fulton made the number plate and the registration number on his own.

Sgt Fatty further informed the Court that upon the completion of investigations the Accused was subsequently collected from Mile 2, cautioned and charged with the offence committed. The Accused, Mr Fulton, having admitted the facts as narrated by the police prosecutor, was subsequently convicted and sentenced accordingly.

The case was adjourned to 7th April 2009 for consideration of the second Count.

Under Count two, the Accused, David Fulton, some time in the year 2007 and 2008 in the city of Banjul and diverse places in The Gambia, falsely represented himself as a military officer by wearing a military uniform and thereby committed an offence. He has denied the charge.