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56 Osusu Members Cry Foul

Apr 30, 2008, 7:01 AM | Article By: By Dawda Faye

56 members of a local savings group called Osusu on Monday expressed bitterness over the way their leader, one Haddy Gaye, allegedly spent their contributions for her personal use.

In an interview with this paper, their spokesperson, Maimuna Sonko, explained their situation.  She told The Point that the membership of the group is drawn from the Serrekunda Market.  She added that members contribute D125 every Monday for collection by the Osusu leader, Haddy Gaye.

She went on to say that after having contributed for many months, the group members asked their leader about how much money there was but Mrs. Gaye could not account for the money she had recieved from them. 

Maimuna Sonko claimed that the amount of money involved was over D70,000 but lamented that none of the members of the group knew the whereabouts of the money.

As a result, she added, they reported the matter to Serrekunda Police Station where they were advised to resort to legal action at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.