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Jailed British National in Trouble Again

Feb 17, 2009, 4:38 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

David Fulton, a British national who is currently serving a one-year mandatory jailed term for seditious publication is in trouble again.

Mr David Fulton was on Monday 16thFebruary 2009, arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Lamin George charged with forgery and impersonating a public officer.

On Count I, he was charged with forgery contrary to section 324 of the criminal code cap 10 volume III, laws of The Gambia. The particulars of the offence read that David Fulton some time in the year 2007 and 2008 in the city of Banjul and diverse places in The Gambia, without authority and with intent to defraud or deceive, forged a Technical Assistance registration number plate GSC 1 TA and thereby committed an offence.

On Count II, he was charged with impersonating a public officer contrary to section 352 of the criminal code cap 10 volume III laws of The Gambia. The alleged offence revealed that, 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.

The accused, David Fulton, later informed the court that he wanted to consult his lawyer before he takes his plea as he did not have the chance to talk to his lawyer.

The case has been adjourned to 3rd March 2009.

It could be recalled that the accused David Fulton alongside his wife Fiona Fulton, are currently serving a one-year mandatory jail term for seditious publication. They were also in that case of seditious publication fined D250, 000 in default to serve one year and six months imprisonment.

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