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Gam-Petroleum security guards charged

Mar 23, 2011, 11:01 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

A charge of giving false information has been brought against security guards of the Gam- Petroleum Company, who were brought before acting-Principal Magistrate Alagba at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

The accuse persons are Kebba Kallow, Mustapha Barrow, Bakary Drammeh, Jalikebba Jobarteh, Adama Darboe , Kemo Manneh , Ebrima Jatta and Lamin Ceesay, all arraigned yesterday and charged with giving false information to a public officer contrary to the laws of The Gambia.

They all denied the charge preferred against them, and were subsequently granted court bail of D300 each with one Gambian national as surety, who must have a landed property within the Greater Banjul Area.

According to the particulars of offence, on 20 October 2010 in Banjul and diverse places, the accused persons jointly gave false information to the Office of the President that Gam-Petroleum is a Lebanese-owned company, and they use that capacity to maltreat, misuse and the wrongful dismissal of Gambian employees of Gam- Petroleum Company Ltd , which they knew was false.

The prosecuting officer, Superintendent Sainey Joof, told the court that the prosecution was opposing bail for the accused persons, but the court granted them bail on the above condition.

The case was adjourned till 28 March 2011.