Monday, December 8, 2014

BREAKING : Gambia Deputy Ambassador and seven others found guilty

A jury in a London Southwark Crown Court has returned a verdict of guilty on one count for all of the eight accused in the 5 million duty-free loose tobacco scam.

Gambia's Deputy Ambassador to United Kingdom, Yusupha Bojang (aged 54) and 7 others found guilty as charged in the duty-free scam.

During the trial, Mr. Bojang surprised the court by he was "happy to make profit wherever it came from" suggesting lack of remorse in engaging in criminal acts that netted him and his co-defendants an estimated £ 5 million at the expense of the British taxpayers. 

The eight found guilty are Deputy Ambassador. Yusupha Bojang, First Secretary, Gaston Sambou, 48, Finance Attaché Ebrima John,38, Welfare Officer Georgina Gomez,29,  Receptionist Ms. Audrey Leeward, Secretary Noah, 60, driver Mr. Ramarajaha and Tourism Authority official Ms. Ida Njie, 42.

Correction:  Ida Njie was not found guilty.  She was thus acquitted and discharged.  Error is regretted.

This is a developing story.  Stay tuned......