Friday, May 13, 2011

Members of pro-government student body charged


Prosecutors in Banjul have brought charges against four members of the pro-government student body, the National Patriotic Student Association, NAPSA on May 3, 2011.
They were arraigned and charged with three counts of “conspiracy”, “forgery” and “uttering false documents” at the Banjul Magistrate Court, presided by Alagbe Taiwo Ade on Tuesday.
The accused persons, Denis T. Gomez, Jarga E. Gaye, Babucarr Jallow and Fatou Yaffa all pleaded guilty to count one (conspiracy), they denied count two (forgery) but the 4th accused, Fatou Yaffa pleaded guilty on count three (uttering false documents).
They are being represented by a human rights lawyer, Assan Martin.

On Wednesday, Gomez, Gaye and Jallow were granted bail in the sum of D100, 000 each with one Gambian surety. However, Yaffa was convicted and sentence to a fine of D20, 000 after she pleaded guilty on count one and count three and in default to serve four years imprisonment.
She is still entitled to answer to the charge of forgery, to which she pleaded not guilty.
His counsel earlier on told the court that her client is a first time offender, wasted not the court’s time, and being a young woman and represents the students’ body, NAPSA which work closely with the government.
Counsel Martin described NAPSA as a body that always avoid crime at all times, noting that students are the backbone of any nation.
According to the particulars on count one: Denis T. Gomez, Jarga E. Gaye, Babucarr Jallow and Fatou Yaffa in March 2011 in the city of Banjul, Republic of The Gambia, jointly conspired to make a false Victoria Shop Pro-forma invoices knowing the same to be false.
On count two, the particulars stated that Denis T. Gomez, Jarga E. Gaye, Babucarr Jallow and Fatou Yaffa in March 2011 in the city of Banjul, Republic of The Gambia with intend to defraud, made false Victoria Shop Pro-forma invoices knowing the same to be false.
The particulars on count three indicated that Denis T. Gomez, Jarga E. Gaye, Babucarr Jallow and Fatou Yaffa in March 2011 in the city of Banjul, Republic of The Gambia, presented Victoria Shop Pro-forma invoices with covering letter to the Office of the President knowing that the said document was false, thereby committed an offence.
The case continues on May 12, 2011.Source - The Voice

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