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Man convicted for impersonation

Feb 11, 2011, 1:08 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty-Gitteh

A man was recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D15,000 in default to serve six months in prison by the Brikama Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Babucarr Secka.

Modou Njie pleaded guilty of the offence of impersonation.

The facts of the case as narrated by the police prosecutor, First Class 2259 Ceesay, stated that on 30 January 2011, at the Banjul International Airport, the convict, Modou Njie, presented a Gambian passport number PC210425 with a Swedish residential permit number 5016067 bearing the name of one Yankuba Singhateh to the Spanish airline profiling officers.

He said that upon checking, the officers were suspicious of him and he was taken for questioning. During the interrogation, the convict confessed that his name is Modou Njie and not Yankuba Singhateh as indicated in the passport.

The convict, in his plea of mitigation, begged for mercy.