Sep 1, 2008, 9:06 AM
Three senior judicial officials: Justice Amina Saho-Ceesay, Justice Ngui Mboob-Janneh and Haruna Jaiteh, the Judicial Secretary were yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Emmanuel Nkea of the Banjul Magistrates' Court, charged with stealing by clerk or servant. All of them denied the charges.
Justice Amina Saho-Ceesay, who was represented by Anthoman Gaye, is accused of stealing D2, 000.000 (two million Dalasi) and US$ 1000 between the year 2005 to 2009, at the Sheriff Division of the High Court, being the property of The Gambia government.
She was subsequently remanded in custody.
Justice Ngui Mboob-Janneh, the second to be arraigned, is accused of stealing D803, 000 and 900 pound sterling, between the periods 2005 to 2009, at the Sheriff Division.
She was subsequently granted a court bail on the grounds that she is under pregnancy, in the sum of D1.5m Dalasi with two Gambian sureties who must have a landed property within the Greater Banjul Area.
Mr. Haruna Jaiteh, the Judicial Secretary who was represented by A.A Bensuda, is also accused of stealing D1, 017,000 between 2005 and 2009, at the Sheriff Division. He was also remanded in custody.
The case continues today.