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Man convicted for impersonation

Jul 8, 2011, 1:18 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

A man called Siaka Touray was recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D10,000 in default to serve 16 months in prison with hard labour, for impersonating in someone’s name on a certificate.

Narrating the facts of the case, the prosecuting officer, Sgt 413 Sanyang, stated that it happened on 16 June 2011, at the Banjul International Airport.

He said the convict, Siaka Touray, presented a Gambian passport to the profiling officers of the Moroccan Airline, who upon thorough check, suspected him to be an impersonator.

Sgt Sanyang further narrated that the convict, together with the passport, was later handed over to the police at the airport.

He said that during the interrogation, the convict confessed that the said passport was given to him by one Lamin Touray, adding that he was later charged with the offence committed.

Touray was subsequently convicted and sentenced accordingly after he had begged the court for mercy.

Magistrate Abeke of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, who presided over the case, ordered that the passport be handed over to the state.

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