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Man remanded for alleged fraud, theft

Mar 2, 2011, 1:15 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

A man was recently arraigned at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Tabally, charged with obtaining money by false pretence and stealing.

Lamin Shabba Danso, who pleaded not guilty of the offence of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing, was subsequently remanded in custody.

The particulars of the offence on count one stated that between February and April 2010, at Fajara and diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused, Lamin Shabba Danso, with intent to defraud, fraudulently obtained from one Diana Van Weert D129, 000 with the representation that he will buy a plot of land and fence the same for her in Brufut, which representation he knew to be false at the time of making such representation.

Count two read that, the accused, Lamin Shabba Danso, converted the ownership of the three vehicles, one Audi S6, one 190 Mercedes Benze and one BMW X-5 by registering the same in his name at the licencing department after such convert ion, did pledge the Audi S6 and the MBW X-5 to one Abdou Nyang Mendy and Ousainou George respectively and wrongly sold the Benze 190 to one Matarr George, knowing such vehicles were financed by Diana Van Weert for a joint business at the TDA.

The case was then adjourned until 2 March 2011.