2 sentenced for forgery
Monday, July 09, 2012
The Special Criminal Court in Banjul, presided over by Justice Emmanuel Nkea convicted and sentenced one Amadou Baldeh and Folarin Folabi Tunbosun for the offence of economic crime and forgery of official documents, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.
According to the particulars of the offence on economic crime, the duo were alleged to have sometime in the month of April 2012 at Sukuta in the Kombo North District of the West Coast Region,intentionally caused loss to the economy of The Gambia to the tune of D119, 500 by printing and selling forged vehicle licenses and road tax certificates.
On the particulars of the offence relating to the forgery charge, it indicated that the duo sometime in April 2012 at Sukuta, with intent to defraud, forged vehicle licenses and road tax certificates.
They pleaded guilty to the two-count indictment when the charge was read to them and the court, presided over by Justice Emmanuel Nkea, consequently convicted and sentenced them accordingly.
On count one, each of the accused persons were fined the sum of D30, 000 in default to serve two years imprisonment. They were further ordered to pay the sum of D80, 000 as compensation to the state and each to pay the sum of D40, 000.
Author: Sidiq Asemota