Teacher attempts to defraud Trust Bank
Monday, September 10, 2012
Modou Baldeh, an IT teacher at Nasir Senior Secondary School in Basse, URR, is currently detained at the Soma Police Station for attempting to defraud the Soma branch of Trust Bank.
According to reports gathered by this
reporter, Baldeh stole two cheque leaves from the school’s cheque book and wrote D85,000 and D30,000respectively on it. He then
made an attempt to withdraw the cheques by using a lost ID Card belonging to one Joseph Gomez but ran out of luck as the bank cashier quickly noticed an
abnormality in the process. Even though the face on the ID Card is different
from that of the accused, he still poses himself as Joseph Gomez during questioning by a cashier at the bank.
The cashier, reports went on, then referred him to the Branch Manager for clarification. The branch manager also asked him whether he is Joseph Gomez but he still said yes, but later when the branch manager discovered that he was not the man in the picture, Baldeh then told him that Joseph Gomez is at the Soma Car Park and pretended to be calling him on phone. But the branch manager assigned one of the bank’s security officers to escort Baldeh and make sure he is back with him. Upon arrival at the car park, Baldeh escaped and was nowhere to be seen until his arrest by the police in Tallinding in the Kanifing Municipality last Friday. He has since been handed over tothe police in Soma.
When contacted to shed more light on the incident, the principal of the school, Mamadi Ceesay said the matter is under investigation. He added; “Therefore, I don’t want you to publish the story and besides you are the reporter of the Daily Observer in URR and not in LRR. Therefore, you should not write the story because it happened in LRR. I am going to call your director general to tell him not to publish the story.”
Author: Momodou Jawo in Basse, URR