State Charges 5 Employees of Social Security with Official Corruption, Corrupt Practices

1931

By Kemeseng Sanneh (KEXX)

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice has pressed thirty-nine (39) criminal charges including official corruption and corrupt practices against five (5) employees of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC).

The accused persons are Amie Sarr, Modou K. Sarr, Caroline Siga Sarr, Andrew Demba and Alagie Fatty. They are charged with conspiracy, official corruption, corrupt practices and abuse of office.

On count 1, Amie Sarr is charged with conspiracy to commit a felony. It is alleged that  Amie Sarr sometime between the years 2000 and 2019, at Banjul and other diverse places in The Gambia conspired with one Meta Ceesay (now at large) to commit felony as employees of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation by obtaining the sum of D55,000.00 (Fifty-Five Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Alieu Camara, a customer of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

On count 2, Amie is also charged with conspiracy to commit felony. It is alleged that Amie sometime between the year 2000 and 2019, at Banjul and other diverse places in The Gambia did conspire with one Meta Ceesay (now at large) to commit felony as employees of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation by obtaining the sum of D440,000.00 (Four Hundred and Forty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Alieu Camara in respect of land transactions between one Lamin Demba, Haddy Manka, Ismaila Dampha, Nuha Manneh, Bakary Bajo, Yiddi Bah, Assan K. Joof, Fatou M. Sonko, Abdoulie Sonko, Yusupha Bah and Modou Bah which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

On count 3, she is also charged with conspiracy. It is alleged that Amie during the same period as count 2 conspired with one Meta Ceesay (now at large) to commit felony as employees of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation by obtaining the sum of D30,000.00 (Thirty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Alieu Camara in respect of land transaction between Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation and oneMass M. Mbaye through Aji Anta Drammeh which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation and thereby committed an offence.

On count 4, Amie Sarr is charged with the same offence (conspiracy). It is alleged that during the same period as count 2 she conspired with one Meta Ceesay (now at large) to commit felony as employees of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation by obtaining the sum of D60,000.00 (Sixty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Adama Bah and Ismaila Bah, customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

On count 5 Amie is charged with conspiracy and it is alleged that during the same period as count 2 (between 2000 and 2019) she conspired with one Meta Ceesay (now at large) to commit a felony as employees of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation by obtaining the sum of D80,000.00 (Eighty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Abubacarr Jallow, Aji Fatou Kah and Rohey Kah customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

On count 6 it is alleged that Amie Sarr, Alajie Fatty and Meta Ceesay (now at large) sometime between the year 2000 and 2019, at Banjul and other diverse places in the Republic of The Gambia did conspire amongst themselves to commit felony as employees of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation by obtaining the sum of D815,000.00 (Eight Hundred  and Fifteen Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Landing Sanneh, Sambujang Marreh, Tuti Secka, Amadou Kebbeh, Amie Janha, Mustapha Dukareh and BakarySonko, customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

On count 7, Amie Sarr is charged with abuse of office.It is alleged that Amie between 2000 and 2019 at Banjul and other diverse places in the Republic of The Gambia and as an employee of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation obtained the sum of D55,000.00 (Fifty-Five Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Alieu Camara, a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

On count 8, Amie is charged with abuse of office. It is alleged that between 2000 and 2019 in Banjul and other diverse places as an employee of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation obtained the sum of D440,000.00 (Four Hundred and Forty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Alieu Camara in respect of land transactions between one Lamin Demba, Haddy Manka, Ismaila DamphaNuha Manneh, Bakary Bajo, Yiddi Bah, Assan K.Joof, Fatou M. Sonko, Abdoulie Sonko, Yusupha Bah, Modou Bah and the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 9 is also on abuse of office. Amie is alleged to have obtained the sum of D30,000.00 (Thirty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Alieu Camara in respect of a land transaction between Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation and one Mass M. Mbaye through Aji Anta Drammeh which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 10 is also on abuse of office. Amie Sarr is accused of obtaining D60,000.00 (Sixty Thousand Dalasis)as commission from one Adama Bah andIsmaila Bahwho are customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation between the year 2000 and 2019.

Count 11 is also on abuse of office. It is alleged that Amie Sarr during the same period obtained the sum of D80,000.00 (Eighty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Abubacarr Jallow, Aji Fatou Kah and Rohey Kah, customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 12 is also Abuse of Office. It is alleged that Amie Sarr and Alajie Fatty sometime between the years 2000 and 2019, at Banjul and other diverse places in the Republic of The Gambia as employees of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation obtained the sum of D815,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Landing Sanneh, Sambujang Marreh, Tuti Secka, Amadou Kebbeh, Amie Janha, Mustapha Dukareh and Bakary Sonko, customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 13 is also an abuse of office. Amie Sarr is alleged to have during the same period allegedly obtained the sum of D85,000.00 (Eighty-Five Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Modou Lamin Sidibeh, a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 14 is also on abuse of office. It is alleged that Modou K. Sarr and Caroline Siga Sarr sometime between the year 2000 and 2019, at Banjul and other diverse places in the Republic of The Gambia as employees of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation did obtain the sum of D50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Sheriffo Touray, a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of a land transaction which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 15 is also Abuse of Office. It is alleged  Andrew Demba sometime between the years 2000 and 2019, at Banjul and other diverse places in the Republic of The Gambia and within the jurisdiction of this High Court in Banjul as an employee of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation did obtain the sum of D20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Ebrima Kinteha, a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transaction which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 16 is Corrupt Practices. It is alleged that Amie Sarr sometime between the years 2000 and 2019 corruptly accepted from one Alieu Camara, a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation consideration as a reward in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 17 is also corrupt practices. It is alleged that Amie Sarr during the same period corruptly accepted from one Alieu Camara consideration as a reward in respect of land transactions between one Lamin Demba, Haddy Manka, Ismaila DamphaNuha Manneh, Bakary Bajo, Yiddi Bah, Assan K. Joof, Fatou M. Sonko, Abdoulie Sonko, Yusupha Bah and Modou Bah which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 18 is also corrupt practices. It is alleged that Amie Sarr corruptly accepted from one Alieu Camara consideration as a reward in respect of a land transaction between Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation and one Mass M. Mbaye through Aji Anta Drammeh which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 19 is also corrupt practices. It is alleged that Amie Sarr during the same period corruptly accepted from one Adama Bah and Ismaila Bah customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation consideration as a reward in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 20 is also Corrupt Practices. The prosecution alleged that Amie Sarr during the same period corruptly accepted from one Abubacarr Jallow, Aji Fatou Kah and Rohey Kah, customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation consideration as a reward in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 21 is the same as count 20. It is alleged that Amie Sarr and Alajie Fatty during the same period corruptly accepted from one Landing Sanneh, Sambujang Marreh, Tuti Secka, Amadou Kebbeh, Amie Janha, Mustapha Dukareh and Bakary Sonko, customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation consideration as a reward in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 22 is also Corrupt Practices. It is alleged that Amie Sarr during the same period corruptly accepted from one Modou Lamin Sidibeh, a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation consideration as a reward in respect of land transaction which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 23 is the same as count 22. It is alleged that Modou K. Sarr and Caroline Siga during the same period corruptly accepted from one Sheriffo Touray, a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation consideration as a reward in respect of a land transaction which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Andrew Demba is charged with Corrupt Practices on count 24. It is alleged that during the same period, he corruptly accepted from one Ebrima Kinteh, a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation consideration as a reward in respect of a land transaction which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Amie Sarr is charged with Official Corruption on count 25. It is alleged that she  corruptly received or accepted the sum of D55,000.00 (Fifty-Five Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Alieu Camara a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

On count 26, Amie was also charged with official corruption. It is alleged that she corruptly received or accepted the sum of D440,000.00 (Four Hundred and Forty Thousand Dalasis)as commission from one Alieu Camara in respect of land transactions between one Lamin Demba, Haddy Manka, Ismaila Dampha,  Nuha Manneh, Bakary Bajo, Yiddi Bah, Assan K. Joof, Fatou M. Sonko, Abdoulie Sonko, Yusupha Bah, Modou Bah and Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Amie Sarr is also charged with Corrupt Practices on count 27. It is alleged that she corruptly received or accepted the sum of D30,000.00 (Thirty Thousand Dalasis)as commission from one AlieuCamara in respect of a land transaction between Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation and one Mass M. Mbaye through Aji Anta Drammeh which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

She (Amie) is charged with Official Corruption on count 28. It is alleged that during the same period, she corruptly received or accepted the sum of D60,000. 00 (Sixty Thousand Dalasis)as commission from one Adama Bah and Ismaila Bah, customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 29 is also Official Corruption. It is alleged that Amie Sarr during the same period  corruptly received or accepted the sum of D80,000.00 (Eighty Thousand Dalasis)as commission from one AbubacarrJallow, AjiFatouKah and RoheyKah, customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation and thereby committed an offence.

She is also charged with Official Corruption on count 30. It is alleged that Amie corruptly received or accepted the sum of D815,000.00 (Eight Hundred and FifteenThousandDalasis) as commission from one Landing Sanneh, Sambujang Marreh, TutiSecka, AmadouKebbeh, Amie Janha, Mustapha Dukareh and Bakary Sonko customers of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of land transactions which were not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Amie Sarr is also charged with official corruption on count 31. It is alleged that she corruptly received or accepted the sum of D85,000.00 (Eighty-Five Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Modou Lamin Sidibeh a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of a land transaction which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 32 is also Official Corruption. It is alleged that Modou K. Sarr and Caroline Siga Sarr corruptly received or accepted the sum of D50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Sheriffo Touray, a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of a land transaction which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Andrew Demba is charged with Official Corruption on count 33. It is alleged that he corruptly received or accepted the sum of D20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Dalasis) as commission from one Ebrima Kinteh, a customer of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation in respect of  a land transaction which was not approved by the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

Count 34 is Obtaining goods by false pretences. It is alleged that Amie Sarr, with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of D55,000.00 (Fifty-Five Thousand Dalasis) from one Alieu Camara under false pretence that she will allocate him with plots of land.

Count 35 is the same as count 34. It is alleged that Amie Sarr, with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of D440,000.00 (Four Hundred and Forty Thousand Dalasis) from one Alieu Camara in respect of land transactions between one Lamin Demba, Haddy Manka, Ismaila DamphaNuha Manneh, Bakary Bajo, Yiddi Bah, Assan K.Joof, Fatou M. Sonko, Abdoulie Sonko, Yusupha Bah, Modou Bah and Social Security and Housing Finance Corporationunder false pretence that she will allocate them with plots of land.

Count 36 is also the same as count 34. It is alleged that Amie Sarr, with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of D30,000.00 (Thirty Thousand Dalasis) from oneAlieu Camara in respect of a land transaction between one Mass M. Mbaye through one Aji Anta Drammeh under false pretence that she will allocate him with a plot of land.

Count 37 is also the same as count 34. It is alleged that Amie Sarr, with intent to defraud, did  obtain the sum of D60,000.00 (Sixty Thousand Dalasis) from one Adama Bah and Ismaila Bah under fasle pretence that she will allocate them with plots of land.

Count 38 is the same as count 34. It is alleged that Amie Sarr, with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of D80,000.00 (Eighty Thousand Dalasis) from one Abubacarr Jallow, Aji Fatou Kah and Rohey Kah under false pretence that she will allocate them with plots of land.

Count 39 is also Obtaining goods by false pretence. It is alleged that Amie Sarr, with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of D815,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Dalasis) from one Modou Lamin  Sidibeh under false pretence that she will allocate him with a plot of land.

The State intends to call ten (10) witnesses to testify in the case. Foroyaa will provide you with information regarding the case. 

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