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Woman cautioned and discharged

Jun 15, 2012, 2:31 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty-Gitteh

A woman called Anna Ceessay was recently cautioned and discharged by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court for procuring and execution of documents by false pretence.

The facts of the case as narrated before the court stated that the incident occurred on 8 May 2012, when the convict went to the Banjul International Airport with intent to travel to the UK.

The facts added that she presented her Gambian passport number PC385563 and a UK residential permit number 3651072 to the profiling officials of SN Brussels Airline for checking.

It was later suspected that the UK residential permit submitted by the convict was false.

She was arrested by the profiling officials and handed over to the Airport Police Station for further investigation.

During the investigation, a letter of request was sent to the British High Commissioner for verification of the residential permit together with the suspected false UK residential permit.

On 28 May 2012, a reply was received from the British High Commissioner that the suspected residential permit was false.

The convict, who admitted to the facts as narrated before the court, begged the court to temper justice with mercy, saying she was a first time offender.