The Chronicle Gambia

Diplomatic Passport Fraud: Police Release Names of Those Involved

The Gambia Police Force have named three protocol officers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Gambians Abroad for their involvement in the diplomatic passport fraud.

Those named were Saikou Sanneh, Ibrahim JS Sanneh and Ousman Touray, the latter is currently at large. According to the police statement, the Inspector General’s office on the 23rd August 2019 has opened an investigation into the fraud case.

“Later on, Mansa Sumareh was also arrested in relation to the same matter, all of them allegedly helping to facilitate diplomatic passport for one Bakary Susso.”

Meanwhile, on the 24th August 2019, Malick Tunkara was arrested at the airport in possession of a suspected fake diplomatic passport, while Yankuba Susso, Amadou Touray, and Musa Njie were arrested for their involvement.

Two senior officers of Gambia Immigration Department, Superintendent Banka Jatta and Chief Inspector Lang Tombong Sabally were invited for questioning on the 27th August 2019.

A Nigerian national Michael T Ladipo was also arrested in connection to the case.

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