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Alleged Gampetroleum theft case continues

Jan 7, 2015, 11:35 AM | Article By: Fatou Jallow & Nyimasata Cham

One Omar Gaye Monday testified as the fourth prosecution witness (PW4) in the conspiracy and theft case involving staff of Gampetroleum Company before Magistrate Sarr of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.

In his testimony, Gaye told the court that he did not know why he was in court, but he had made a statement regarding the case.

It was a normal day when they wanted something from the store, he said, adding that one Lamin went with the driver to the head office to collect something from the store.

Upon arrival, they found out that those working there had closed and he told Musa Manneh to see if Lamin had the keys to the store, who answered in the negative.

He then asked them to go, and he also went home.

At that juncture, the magistrate told the prosecutor that he did not understand the witness’s evidence, because it was not flowing.

Chief inspector Touray told the magistrate that he was new in the case, as the prosecutor in the case was transferred and he had just taken over the case file.

The case was then adjourned for continuation.

The particulars of offence in count one stated that the accused persons, Kebba Bojang, Juma Jallow, Ebrima Njie, Musa Manneh, Musa Jarju, Lamin Sarr, Lamin Manneh, Landing Badjie, Kalipha Colley, Bakary Jallow, Fabakary Sanyang, Omar Sonko, Mustapha Sawanneh, Muhammed Jammeh, Malayine Yarboe, Faburama B Jobe, Kairaba M.K Camara, Lamin Barrow, on 4 September 2012 at Mandinary village in the Kombo North district, jointly conspired to steal.

Count two stated that the accused persons jointly stole 53 gallons of gas oil in 20-litre containers valued at 49, 820 being the property of Gampetroleum Company.

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