Prosecutors last Thursday pressed a single count charge of obtaining money by false pretence against one Alpha Bahbefore Magistrate Sowe of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrate Sowe ordered for the accused to be remanded.
Bah is alleged to have on 31st March 2016 at Kairaba Avenu, obtained D64, 000 from Yusuf Bojang on the pretence that he was going to make the complainant wealthy. He denied the allegation.
The police prosecutor handling the case applied for the court to deny the accused person bail, saying if it is granted to him, he could interfere with the prosecution’s ongoing investigation.
Prosecutor Sergeant Gomez also maintained that the accused person’s counterpart, one Abdourahman Trawwally, is currently at large and efforts are being made to ensure the recovery of the alleged sum.
He expressed fear that if the accused is granted bail, he may even commit the same offence, saying he is ‘a friend of the police’. “We have not track his criminal records yet. I urge the court to deny the accused bail pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Magistrate Sowe granted the prosecutor’s application and remanded the accused for one week for the prosecution to complete their investigation. He said the offence charged is bailable and that the accused shall be granted bail in the next adjourned date.
The case is adjourned to 8th September for hearing.
by Meita Touray