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MegaBank staff faces charge of stealing D1.6M

Dec 3, 2015, 10:11 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Abdoulie Gaye, a staff of MegaBank, was on 2 December 2015 arraigned before Magistrate Kijera of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on three counts of stealing, forgery, fraudulent and false accounting.

When the charge sheet was read to him, he pleaded guilty to the charge of forgery, but did not accept responsibility for the charges of stealing, fraudulent and false accounting.

The bill of indictment presented to the court by Chief Inspector Fadera indicated that the accused, Abdoulie Gaye, between the months of July and November 2015 at Kanifing and diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality, by virtue of his position as Mobile Teller of MegaBank, stole D1,600,000, being the monies he collected from NAWEC cashpower sales as part of his daily collections.

The prosecutors also alleged that the accused, by virtue of his position as Mobile Teller at MegaBank, prepared forged deposit slips and forged the signatures of NAWEC cashier in order to defraud the bank on the same date and place.

Law enforcement officers further alleged that the accused, being an employee of MegaBank as a Teller, falsified the accounts of NAWEC by recording amounts which were incorrect on the same date and place.

His actions, according to the bill of indictment, amounted to committing an offence.

He was subsequently granted court bail of D1,600,000 with a Gambian surety who should depose to a title deed and to swear to an affidavit of means, and also to surrender his or her ID card to the registrar of the court.

The case was adjourned until 10 December 2015.