Two years for British trio
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)
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