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US Embassy fraud case resumes

May 20, 2010, 11:49 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The American Embassy fraud case involving one Moshood Ayinde Saka continued yesterday, 19th May 2010, at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, with the testimony of one Musa Jadama, a police officer attached to the Police Fraud Commercial Unit.

According to the information before the court, on 13th January 2010, at Kairaba Avenue, by false pretence and with intent to defraud, the accused, Moshood Ayinde Saka, uttered a false invitation letter, purportedly from Huston Dynamo Football Club in Texas, America, and other six footballers of ABB Football Club by the names: Chibuoquon Weywea Jackson, Amadou Njie, Erege Peter Ikichuku, Ismaila Njie, Abdoulie Njie and Iyineh, alias Sunday to the America Embassy visa section at Kairaba Avenue, a charge the accused person denied.

Officer Jadama told the court that, on 14th February 2010, the accused person was brought to their office from the American Embassy.

This was done on the grounds that the accused presented a forged invitation letter presumably from Huston Dynamo Football Club in Texas, America, to the consular officer, who doubted the authenticity of the said invitation letter.

Jadama further testified that, according to the consular officer, the said invitation was not from Huston Dynamo Football Club. He revealed that the said documents were passed to the police by the American Embassy. The documents were tendered in court as exhibits.

The trial magistrate, Fatou Lilli Drammeh, adjourned the case to 9th June 2010.