Making false documents lands 3 in court
Friday, June 08, 2012
A 56-year-old woman was on Tuesday convicted upon her own
plea of guilty to the charges ranging from conspiracy to commit felony, to
making false document and obtaining money by false pretence, all contrary to
the Laws of The Gambia.
Aminata Jagne was charged on four counts but was convicted
and sentenced on three counts to pay a fine of D35, 000.00 in default to serve
18 months in jail. Her co-accused persons Alieu Jagne and Omar Bah, both denied
the allegations leveled against them and were granted bail in the sum of D250,
000 with one Gambian surety each.
The particulars of the offence on count one revealed that
the accused persons, Aminata Jagne, Alieu Jagne and Omar Bah, on or about the
3rd of May 2012 at the International Commercial Bank’s Kairaba Branch in the
Kanifing Municipality, jointly conspired to commit a felony therein to wit
making false document.
Count two of the particulars stated that Aminata Jagne on or
about the 12th May, 2012,at the
Sight Savers International’s Kairaba Branch in the Kanifing Municipality, made
a false pay slip and recommendation letter, in the name of Alieu Jagne, Alieu
Singhateh and Omar Bah that they all work for Sight Savers International and
held the following positions; project supervisor, senior manager, data
collector and project officer respectively which representation is false and
she knew it to be false. Count three of the particulars revealed that the 3rd
accused person, on the same date at the International Commercial Bank’s Kairaba
Branch, with intend to defraud, uttered false document to ICB in furtherance of
his loan application.
Count four of the particulars of offence stated that the 3rd
accused, on the same date at ICB, by false pretence and with intent to defraud,
obtained the sum of D500. 00, D150. 00 and D150.00 respectively, with pretext
that he was a staff of Sight Savers which representation is false and he knew
it to be false.
The 1st accused pleaded guilty on count one, two and four while her co-accused persons denied any wrongdoing. Meanwhile, the first accused was then convicted and sentenced accordingly while her co-accused persons were granted bail. The case was then adjourned to 21st June, 2012 for hearing.
Author: Meita Touray