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2 Ex-GRA officials granted bail

Jul 3, 2012, 12:41 PM | Article By: Malamin L.M Conteh

Justice M. Abdullahi of the Banjul High Court recently granted bail to two former officials of the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) Musukebba Corr, former commissioner of Domestic Tax and Mamour Joof, former deputy Commissioner of Tax Operations.

The bail bond was D20, 000,000 each with five sureties with landed property within the Greater Banjul area, and the accused persons must surrender all their travel documents to the court.

They must also be reporting to Banjul Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

It would be recalled that the former commissioner general of the GRA, Bakary Sanyang and another former senior official of the GRA, Louis Gillen, were earlier granted bail on the same conditions, by the Special Criminal court.

Serign Bamba Saho, Emmanuel E. Chime, Ebrima Kebbeh, Momodou Sanneh and Fatou Sanko, all accused persons, were earlier also granted bail of D300,000 each with two Gambian sureties who must swear to an affidavit of means, by the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

The bail conditions further stipulated that the accused persons should surrender their travel documents to the registrar of the court. 

The ex-GRA commissioner general and 13 others were charged with 14 counts of neglect of official duty, perjury, making false and misleading statement, defraud of the government tax revenue, economic crimes and uttering false documents, before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

The accused persons include Muhammed Krubally, Selia Cole, Neneh Jallow, Remeh Jagane, and Rene Renner.