American visa procurement case lands in court

Sep 11, 2020, 10:42 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Two men were paraded yesterday before Magistrate P. Sarr of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for obtaining money by false pretences, contrary to section 288 of the Criminal Code.

According to the bill of indictment presented by Sub-Inspector Jammeh on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Amadou Jallow and Modou Lamin Bojang sometime in the month of February, 2020, at Serrekunda and diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality of the Republic of The Gambia, by false pretence, and with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of D112,405 from one Ida Touray on the pretext that they would produce an American visa for her, which representation they knew to be false.

They denied the allegation.

They were granted bail in the sum of D150,000 with two Gambian sureties who should deposit their ID Cards with the registrar of the court. They should also swear to an affidavit of means.

The prosecuting officer, Sub-Inspector Jammeh, is expected to make a lineup of his witnesses on the 5th October, 2020, for hearing to continue. 

Read Other Articles In Headlines
100 Senegalese soldiers test positive for covid-19 in Gambia
Sep 14, 2020, 11:56 AM

The Senegalese army says about 100 of its soldiers on peacekeeping mission in The Gambia have tested positive for coronavirus.

barrow 3 d
Barrow Declares 21- day state of public emergency
May 20, 2020, 12:53 PM

Fellow Gambians, No one doubts the existence of the Coronavirus pandemic and the destruction it is causing to life and economies around the world.

David Malpass
World Bank pledges US$160b to fight covid-19 in developing countries
May 27, 2020, 1:01 PM

The World Bank has pledged 160 billion US dollars grant to provide financial support to fight covid-19 in 100 developing countries.

Turkish Ram
rams to needy as Eid approaches
Jul 21, 2020, 10:03 AM

The Turkish energy company, Karpowership, which provides electricity to the National Water and Electricity Company, on Sunday donated 60 rams to persons and institutions in the country.