Retired public servant testifies in court

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

One Pa Waka Jobe, a retired Director of Operations at the Banjul International Airport, recently testified in the trial involving the former General Manager of Banjul International Airport, Borry J. Saidy, who was accused of giving false information, at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, before Magistrate A.A Jagne.

In his testimony, Jobe said he is a retired civil servant and he knew the accused.

He recalled that some time in 2014, he was at the airport when he received a petition letter that was said to have been written by the accused person, claiming that he was not treated fairly at his workplace because the position that he was supposed to hold was not the one he was holding.

At that juncture, the prosecutor showed him the said petition letter, which he identified and it was tendered in court without any objection from the accused person.

According to him, during his time at the airport, he was not aware of any nepotism and he also had some certificates; one was for his promotion letter and the other was for aerodromes for the airport.

The two certificates were also shown to the witness by the police prosecutor, Sub-inspector E. Sarr, and he identified them and they were also tendered before the court without any objection from the defence counsel, BorryTouray.

Mr Jobe further told the court that during his time at the airport, there was no post that was being handled by anyone without being advertised.

He said he also had other certificates.

At that juncture, the police prosecutor applied for an adjournment for the witness to produce those documents at the next adjournment date.

Hearing continues

Author: Yai Dibba