first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> A 24-year old was handed a suspended sentence after attempting to fly to Italy using someone else’s travel documents.This afternoon, Bakayoko Lacina from the Ivory Coast pleaded guilty to attempting to use someone else’s Italian passport and ID card to travel. He also pleaded guilty to giving fake information to the Principal Officer for Immigration.He pleaded guilty on all counts. He arrived in Malta on a ship, and was attempting to find asylum, a process that is still ongoing. Upon a luggage search, the documents found revealed that he is from the Ivory Coast.The prosecution, led by Inspector Frankie Sammut, asked Magistrate Rachel Montebello for an effective prison sentence. She stated that these cases are becoming more and more frequent, and that people such as the accused are disrupting the Principal Officer’s work.However, the accused’s lawyer on her end stated that in such cases, a 6 month prison sentence is usually handed down, as opposed to the maximum sentence of two years. She explained that the accused has never been of any trouble, that he admitted to the accusations immediately, and that he collaborated with the Police.The court condemned him to a year’s imprisonment, suspended for two years. It also stated that he is a prohibited immigrant.WhatsApplast_img