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Bankers’ trial deferred

Jun 10, 2015, 12:05 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The case involving Haddy Jatta, Kabiro Darboe and Momodou Secka, bankers at BSIC bank, could not proceed on 9 June 2015, at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Haddy Jatta, Kabiro Darboe and Momodou Secka were earlier charged with stealing, conspiracy and fraudulent false accounting, allegations they denied.

The second prosecution witness, Samba Mballow, had testified that on 28 October 2013, when he went to work, his boss, the complainant, told him he wanted to send him to take some money to BSIC bank to be handed over to Haddy Jatta, which amounted to $68,969.

He said he called Haddy when he arrived at the bank hall, and told her that he had come with the money his boss asked him to surrender to her.

He added that Haddy told him to sit and wait and she would send someone to meet him.

He testified that after waiting for a while, Kabiro Darboe met him at the bank hall and asked him to go to the vault room cashier who was going to receive the money from him.

Mballow further testified that when he entered the vault cash room, he went to Momodou Secka and handed the money to him, who counted the $68,969 on the machine.

According to the witness, the general manager told him he knew that he, the witness, had brought the money but they wanted to know the person who was in possession of the money.

Hearing will continue on 24 June 2015