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Man convicted for being in possession of fake currency

Nov 26, 2012, 10:30 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Magistrate Dago of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced one Muhammed Sillah to a fine of D10,000 in default to serve one year in prison.

Sillah, who admitted to the charge of being in possession of fake currency, was ordered to pay the fine by Friday 23 November 2012.

The facts of the case as narrated before the court stated that it happened on 2 November 2012, when the convicted person was arrested by Operation Bulldozer officers with some fake dollar currencies.

Upon his arrest, he told the officers that the dollars were given to him by the 2nd accused, Abdourahman Jallow, and was led by the police officers to call the 2nd accused, who upon arrival, was also arrested.

The 2nd accused was searched and $900 was found on him and both were taken to the Operation Bulldozer base in Banjul where they were cautioned and charged with the offence committed.

According to the charge sheet read in court on 1 October 2012, at Bakoteh, in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused persons were found in possession of fake currency notes with various serial numbers.