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Two to Be Tried on Forgery Charges

Jun 9, 2008, 5:51 AM | Article By: By Malamin Conteh & Yerro Mballow

Charles Lawson and Modou Jeng will be tried by a magistrates' court on conspiracy and forgery charges.

Charles and Modou were earlier last week brought to Bundung Magistrates' Court to answer charges of dealing in falsified banknotes.

Court records have revealed that the two men had, in December of last year, combined forces to put into circulation forged banknotes amounting to D3,000. The duo was alleged to have used the fund to buy items from one Janko Kebbeh in Dippa Kunda.

They insisted on not being guilty of any crime and will return to court on 18 June 2008, for the beginning of their trial. Each was remanded on D40,000 bail as their case, which will be presided over by Magistrate Kumba Sillah-Camara, continues.