The famous “Gambian semester boy” Lamin Kinteh, who recently accused the anti crime Commander Gorgi Mboob of allegedly extorting D14 million dalasis, from him, has been arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretense, Freedom Newspaper can authoritatively report. Kinteh had earlier claimed that the D14 million dalasis in question was in the possession of his grand marabout one Mr. Touray, which he says had later landed in the hands of Mr. Mboob. The police investigators later found out that he was lying. Kinteh was booked by the Banjul police on Tuesday. He spent hours at the police cells before he was released on bail around 3:00PM Gambian time. Mr. Kinteh had to post a bond of D1.5 million dalasis before he could be released. He is expected to appear in court on Thursday.
According to the charges proffered against Lamin Kinteh, it was back in February of 2020, that Kinteh, acting by false pretense, obtained D1,120,000.00 million dalasis from one Lamin Jabang, by promising to buy him a truck, which he never did. Kinteh, was said to have lied to Mr. Jabang, by falsely telling him that he had purchased a truck for him, and the purchased truck was in Dakar.
Mr. Jabang found that Kinteh was lying to him. He later discovered that his D1,120,000.00 million dalasis was misused by Kinteh.
It would be recalled that Lamin Kinteh took to WhatsApp and recorded an audio, where he accused Mr. Gorgi Mboob, the commander of the anti crime unit of allegedly extorting D14 million dalasis from him. He claimed that the said money was entrusted to his marabout, which he said, Mboob, later took from his marabout.
His case was reported by the Brikama based Mengbakering home digital radio FM. Mboob was vilified for days on social media and that privately owned Brikama radio station.
The police investigators later found out that Mr. Kinteh had lied against Gorgi Mboob. He allegedly orchestrated a story to cover up the D1,120,000.00 million he allegedly stole from Lamin Jabang.
“That was the reason why he made that audio and lied against Gorgi Mboob and the Marabout so that he will escape from his theft case. He stole Mr. Lamin Jabang’s D1,120,000.00 million dalasis. He never bought any truck for him,” said our sources.
Lamin Kinteh is likely going to be arraigned in one of the magistrate courts in the West Coast region or the Kanifing municipality on Thursday.