GAMBIA: POLICE WITHDRAWS THE CASE OF A MARABOUT, WHO WAS ACCUSED OF HYPNOTIZING LAMIN KINTEH

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The police have withdrawn the case of Marabout Alieu Sillah, the Marabout, who was accused of hypnotizing one Lamin Kinteh, Freedom Newspaper has been reliably informed. Kinteh had accused police Commissioner Gorigi Mboob and the Marabout of allegedly stealing D14 million dalasis from him.

Kinteh, who claimed that he was brainwashed by Marabout Sillah,  had also handed his house papers and car to the Marabout. He later recovered his car and house papers after recovering from what he called short term mental illness. He said the Marabout had hypnotized him.

Marabout Sillah was charged and detained. His case was referred to the Bundung magistrates court, but sources said Sillah’s case has been withdrawn since last week. Sillah also been released from custody.

It is not clear if the prosecution would file fresh charges against the Marabout, but sources said that case has been withdrawn.

Lamin Kinteh told the local media that he trafficked the D14 million dalasis, which was in foreign currency into the country through a container. He said the money belongs to some Gambian migrants in Holland, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe. He claimed that the money was hidden in the container, and was received by his brother, who handed him the foreign currency when he came to The Gambia to sort out his shipment.

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