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11 GCAA staff arraigned for economic crimes

Jul 4, 2012, 2:12 PM | Article By: Malamin L.M Conteh

Eleven employees of the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) were on Monday arraigned at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul, charged with conspiracy and economic crimes.

The accused persons are Gladstone Turner, Momodou Cham, Alasana Manjang, Abdoulie Nyang, Sulayman Camara, Fatou Sanneh, Nuha Badjie, Ismalia Sanneh, Momodou Jah, Yusupha Jallow and Alhagie Sanyang.

According to the particulars of offence on count one, the accused persons, between 17 June and 9 September 2010 at Banjul International Airport in the West Coast Region, did commit an offence when they conspired to steal the property of the GCAA, which act was carried out.

The particulars of offence on count two stated that at the same place and time, the accused persons, while holding public office, corruptly abused the said office for private benefit by stealing 4,880 liters of gas oil, being the property of the GCAA.

All the accused persons denied the charges, and were granted court bail of D500,000 each with  two Gambian sureties, who must surrender their title deeds to the court.

The case continues.