4 February 2013

Gambia: Ex-GPA Cashier Case Fails to Proceeds

The 6-million economic crime case involving one Jahou Jammeh, ex-cashier at the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA), could not proceed recently at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

It would be recalled that the accused, Jahou Jammeh, was alleged to have caused the loss of D6 million to the economy of The Gambia while under the employment of the Gambia Ports Authority as a cashier, a charge she had since denied.

When the case was called, the defence counsel, Kebba Sanyang, announced his representation for the accused, while Mr Zamaleme announced his representation for the state.

Counsel Sanyang then raised the issue of the documents which the court had earlier ordered the state counsel to serve on the defence.

Counsel further argued that he was not fully supplied with the documents as agreed, as he was served with only 3 documents, whereas he needed all the documents.

The court then asked the state counsel whether he had the rest of the documents, and the state counsel said he had the rest of the documents at his office, at the AG Chambers.

The court then ordered him to serve the defence with the rest of the documents.

The rating manager, who promised to photocopy some of the documents, was instructed by the court to give them to the state counsel who would serve the defence.

The case was then adjourned till 14 February 2013, for PW4 to continue her testimony under cross-examination by the defence.

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