Sep 25, 2008, 5:29 AM
A woman identified as Jainaba Krubally, a native of Gambissara in the Upper River Region of The Gambia has been arrested by Immigration officials after allegedly attempting to procure two Gambian National Identity Cards using different names and particulars.
Speaking at a press briefing convened yesterday by the Immigration Department, Cadet Inspector Lamin K. Manneh, the Immigration spokesperson revealed that Jainaba Krubally was earlier issued with a National Identity Card sometime on 20thAugust 2009, and after two months she reapplied again, but this time around with a different name and particulars. Unfortunately, it was discovered that she was issued with one after going through the biometrics finger print system.
Consequent upon this, she was arrested and charged with attempting to posses National Identity Card by false pretence.
He revealed that Jainaba was arraigned and recently fined D1500, in default to serve three months in prison by the Banjul Magistrates? Court.
In conclusion, PRO Manneh affirmed that the Immigration Department is fully committed and will remain committed to providing each and every Gambian with the new National Identify Card. But he was quick to add that they have been experiencing some foul play by some bad elements who often apply on multiple times.
?For non-Gambians, who attempt to obtain the ID card illegally will be dwelt with accordingly,? Manneh said. He maintained that his department is fully committed in ensuring good and cordial relationship with the public, but would not leave any stone unturned in dealing with defaulters.
ASP Sheriffo Manjang, Officer Commanding, the Biometric Identification Unitalso warned that people should desist from obtaining ID Cards by false pretence, adding that with the latest system no one easily penetrate without detection.