Case of former PS petroleum adjourned

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The case involving the former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum, Muntaga Sallah, was yesterday adjourned at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before principal Magistrate Momodou S. Jallow.

The case, which was not called in court, was adjourned due to the ill- health of the trial magistrate.

The case was subsequently adjourned until 18 July 2015.

Readers would recall that the former permanent secretary, Ministry of Petroleum, Muntaga Sallah, was recently indicted on charges of theft.

The charge sheet presented in court in count one stated that Muntaga Sallah, sometime in November 2014 whilst serving as permanent secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum, instructed without approval from the Minister of Petroleum at the time, the purchase of three computers marked HP to the tune of $25,400.45, which he later stole and took to his home in Senegambia.

Count two stated that Muntaga Sallah, sometime in November 2014 whilst serving as permanent secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum, stole three computers marked HP to the tune of $25,400.45 belonging to the Gambia government.

Author: Bakary Samateh
Source: Picture: Mr Sallah, ex-PS Petroleum