Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Gambian man charge with money laundering

The police in Banjul Wednesday charged a Gambian man with money laundering.

Omar Jallow, who denied the charge, is accused of receiving 38, 000 pounds (D2, 280, 000) from one Dodou Njie, a UK-based Gambian, through a Guaranty Trust Bank Account No: 201-1-114897-1590 with intent to conceal or render assistance.

The police said Mr Jallow knows or have reason to believe that the money has being laundered by the sender Dodou Njie or must have being unlawfully obtained.

He was not represented by a lawyer when he appeared at the Kanifing Magistrate Court on April 30, 2014.

Jallow was granted bail by Principal Magistrate Sheriff B. Tabally, presiding, in the form of a bond of D2 million with a Gambian surety within the jurisdiction of the Court who should swore to an affidavit of means.

The details of the charge indicated that the alleged offence was committed in October 2013 within the Kanifing Municipality of The Gambia.

Police Sergeant, Kolley, is prosecuting. The case is adjourned till 13th May, 2014.

A version of this entry first appeared on The Voice 

Edited by Modou S. Joof

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