Sep 23, 2009, 5:54 AM
Economic crimes and other related charges were yesterday brought against ASP Lamin King Colley and six others at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Manyima Bojang.
The accused persons are Ousman Manjang of Gam-Star Insurance Company, Zainey Faal, Abdou Willan of Gam-Star Insurance Company, Musa Jobe of Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), Tida Badjie of the Gambia Police Force , ASP Lamin King Colley of the Gambia Police Force and Temple Godson, Nigerian national, working under a printing business.
They could not take their plea, however, as the lower court lacks jurisdiction to try economic crimes.
Count one stated that Ousman Manjang, Zainey Faal, Abdou Willan, Musa Jobe, Tida Badjie, Superintendent Lamin King Colley and Temple Godson, a Nigerian national, between 2010 and 2011 in Banjul and diverse places in The Gambia conspired among themselves to defraud the Government of its’ revenue.
Count two stated that all the seven accused persons, between 2010 and 2011 in
Count three indicated that the seven accused persons, between 2010 and 2011 in
The charge on count four further stated that the seven accused persons, between 2010 and 2011 in
The particulars of offence on count five added that ASP Lamin King Colley, Musa Jobe and Tida Badjie, between 2010 and 2011 in Banjul and diverse places in The Gambia, being employed in the public services and by virtue of their status as officers of the Gambia Police Force and GRA officer respectively, abused their various offices by procuring and receiving false road tax discs and vehicle license receipt books which was detriment to the economy of The Gambia.