29 January 2013

Gambia: GPA Director of Traffic and Operations Testifies in Ex-GPA MD's Case

In the ongoing false information trial involving the former Managing Director of the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA), Abdoulie Tambedou, the fifth prosecution witness, Ousman Jobarteh, GPA Director of Traffic and Operations, yesterday, Monday 28 January 2013, continued his testimony at the Banjul Magistrates' court before Acting Principal Magistrate Dawda A. Jallow.

Mr. Jobarteh told the Court that sometimes last year he received a phone call from the Police Headquarters that he should report to the police in Banjul. He said upon his arrival at the said headquarters, they asked him whether it's true that Lamin Sanyang (PW4) wanted to knock the accused down with his car but he responded in the negative.

He added that on the day in question, Lamin Sanyang went past him and the accused together with other staff members of GPA.

When asked by the prosecutor, Sergeant Almamy Manga that apart from Lamin Sanyang passing them with his vehicle what else did he do and in reply the witness said Sanyang did nothing, adding that he made a statement at the police.

Under cross examination, the witness testified that he did not know why people asked the individual that drove and pass.

The case was adjourned to 5th February, 2013, for continuation of hearing.

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