Woman jailed for falsifying passport

first_imgA woman, who Police had issued a wanted bulletin for last month, was on Wednesday jailed for six months and fined $40,000 when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-one-year-old, Unique Angelica Hope of Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown admitted to the offense of falsifying a Guyanese passport when she stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty.Unique Angelica HopeThe prosecution’s case contended that on January 17, 2019, at the Central Immigration and Passport Office, Georgetown, for the purpose of procuring a new passport, she signed a written document stating that she was Coretta Hope. After the police could not locate her a wanted bulletin was issued for her and she was subsequently arrested.During her first court appearance Hope denied the allegation after which she was granted $100,000 bail. The woman was unable to post bail. On her second court appearance on Wednesday she changed her plea and has the sentence handed down. The court heard that Hope had previously forged a passport after she was deported from Barbados for overstaying. Following deportation, hope forged yet another passport and was again deported from Barbados for overstaying.However, this time around, she attempted to use her physically challenged sister’s identification to forge her third passport but was caught.last_img read more

Stars AFCON last 16 hopes quashed by Benin

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga gestures during the Africa Cup of Nations clash against Senegal in Cairo on July 1, 2019CAIRO, Egypt, Jul 2- Kenya’s hopes of progressing to the round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations fell flat on Tuesday night after Cameroon failed to pick maximum points against Benin with the two sides playing to a 0-0 draw in Ismailia.Te result meant Benin move to three points and with a better goal difference pip Kenya to the fourth spot among the third placed teams with Kenya dropping to fifth, something that effectively ends their dream of a last 16 slot. Benin will qualify for the last 16 as the last third placed team if Angola and Mauritania fail to pick maximum points in their matches later Tuesday night.Cameroon meanwhile went through as second placed and will play Nigeria in the round of 16 in Alexandria on Saturday with Ghana going through as group winners with a 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau.They will face the runner up in Group E in the round of 16.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more