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Two convicted for forgery

Sep 19, 2011, 2:48 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Magistrate Jallow of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced Bakary Fatty and Godfred Baffour Asamoah to a fine of D3, 000 each in default to serve three months in prison.

The second convict, Godfred Baffour Asamoah, was further convicted on count two to a fine of D2, 000 in default to serve two months in prison.

This followed their own plea of guilty of charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and forgery.

According to the charge sheet on count one, in August 2011 at “I Link Internet Café”

Kairaba Avenue
and diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality, the two convicts jointly conspired among themselves to prepare a false bank statement with intent to defraud The Netherlands Embassy.

The charge sheet on count two read that the second convict, Godfred Baffour Asamaoh, forged a Reliance Finance Services Bank statement in the name of Bakary Fatty, Trading as “Baco General Trading Company” account N0: 0010172813001 and a covering letter to The Netherlands Embassy, which were purportedly to have been signed by one Ida Jeng as branch manager and Ismaila Faal, as ED-Domestic and International Operations, which signatures were also forged by him.

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