Lamin Jabang, a footballer residing in Brikama has told the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on Monday that he paid D300, 000 to Pa Kemo Sonko on an agreement that he would produce a Canadian Visa for him.
Jabang said his agreement with Mr. Sonko was in fact written and signed by the two of them – a document which was tendered and admitted in evidence by the court.
The prosecution charged Mr. Sonko with one count charge of obtaining money by false pretence, an allegation he denied.
In Monday’s hearing, Mr. Jabang said he first paid D125, 000 to Mr. Sonko while they agreed that the remaining balance would be paid after the completion of the deal. He said the Mr. Sonko told him that he had a counterpart who works at the Canadian Embassy in Ghana.
Mr. Jabang said a week later, Mr. Sonko sent him two Canadian Visas through Whatsapp messenger. He said one of the visas was stamped on his passport, with the other one bearing the name of one Gibril Barry. He said after receiving the visas through Whatsapp messenger, he called Mr. Sonko and requested for his original passport, reported Daily Observer