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Liberian National Arraigned

Jul 20, 2009, 7:24 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

Muhamed Kanneh, a Liberian national residing at Dasalameh Village was recently arraigned before Principal Magistrate Mahoney of the Brikama Magistrates' Court for being in possession of forgery papers.

Count one, the particulars of the offence read that, on 1st June 2009 at Dasalameh Immigration Post, the accused with intent to defraud have in his possession a black papers knowing it to be forged.

While count two revealed that, the accused on the same date and year at Dasalameh Immigration Post was found in possession of a bank note of one hundred Dalasi denomination, which he knew to it be false.

He pleaded not guilty.

The Police Prosecutor 1179 Abubacarr Camara opposed the accused to be granted bail on the grounds that the offence allegedly committed by the accused was a serious one, and that the accused is a non-Gambian.

In his ruling, Magistrate Mahoney told the court that the charge against the accused was a bail able one, despite the accused being a non-Gambian.

He, therefore, granted the accused bail in the sum of D50, 000, with two Gambian sureties.

Hearing continues.