A Banjul Magistrate Court Monday convicted a Guniea Bissau national who was charged with obtaining a Gambian passport by false declaration and ordered for his deportation after serving his jail term.
Acting Principal Magistrate Kebba Baldeh delivered the judgement in which he convicted and sentenced Malick Sillah to three months imprisonment.
Sillah pleaded guilty to a charge of obtaining a Gambian passport with number: PC 43206 for himself by false declaration on or about 12th November, 2013 in Banjul.
He had pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy on him, saying he is a family man married to a Gambian wife and has children.
In August this year, Ebrima Gassama, another Guinea Bissau national was charged with a civil suit for failing to secure a valid United Kingdom visa for one Beatrice Badjie.
Madam Badjie (plaintiff) filed the civil suit against Gassama claiming a refund of D154, 000 being the money Gassama requested from her on the claim that he would secure her a UK visa. The plaintiff said she already paid the said sum to the defendant in cash, plus other entitlements.
by Amie Susso