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Two years for British trio

TAMEISHA SOBERS, [email protected]

Two years for British trio

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THREE BRITISH NATIONALS who pleaded guilty to a number of fraud charges earlier this year will have an extended two-year stay in Barbados – behind the bars of Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds.

Mukhtar Mohammed Muctar Abbasheikh, Joseph Adedapo King and Michael Akinwale Akingbade pleaded guilty on March 15, 2016 to the February 5 charges that they dishonestly obtained watches worth almost $38 000 from Royal Shop and Diamonds International by falsely using American Express credit cards.

Abbasheikh also pleaded guilty to a charge of demanding property on a forged instrument, with intent to defraud, and that he endeavoured to receive or obtain from Cartier Boutique Barbados one watch valued at $17 400 by virtue of a forged or altered credit card in the name of Mr A. Muctar.

The men were represented by Andrew Pilgrim QC and the matter was fast-tracked after they indicated at the District “A” Magistrates’ Court that they wanted to plead guilty at the High Court. (TKS)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.