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Obtaining money by false pretence case proceeds

Sep 13, 2013, 12:21 PM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The case of obtaining money by false pretence involving one Alfusainey Dampha Monday proceeded at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Jagne.

Testifying, the prosecution first witness, Amadou Drammeh, told the court he is a businessman and that he knew the accused person.

He recalled between June and July 2010, when the accused used to supply his company with fuel and after selling to them they would pay him.

Drammeh said on the last payment, they realized they overpaid the accused person, adding that they checked their receipts and the accused himself confirmed to them that he was overpaid.

Asked by the prosecutor how much did the accused confirmed, PW1 said D30,000.

Further asked if that was the actual amount, PW1 said they found out that another D30,000 was also overpaid, making a total of D60,000.

He said the accused person was at the time working with Jah Oil, when he was supplying him with fuel.

PW1 further stated that when he found out that another D30,000 was overpaid they went to the person and told him that the receipts of the second D30,000 was overpaid and it was not in their system.

The accused confirmed it and told him that he was not only going to be verbal confirmation but he was going to write and sign a document and give them a date that he was going to pay, he said.

The accused later ran away without paying, he added.

He said the accused prepared a document and signed it for the first D30,000 but not the second.

The witness identified both documents and were admitted and marked as exhibits without any objection from the accused person.

At that juncture, the accused applied for an adjourned to enable him prepare himself to cross-examine the witness.

The application was granted and the case was adjourned till a later date.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused, Alfusainey Dampha, between June and July 2010, at Old Yundum village, was overpaid the sum of D60,000, which he failed to return to the payer, thereby committed an offence.