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BCC case continues

Dec 5, 2012, 8:37 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Lamin Sanyang, who dragged Banjul City Council to the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal for wrongful dismissal, on 3 December 2012, continued his testimony before Magistrate Dawda Jallow.

When the case was mentioned, Lawyer Sidney Riley rose and informed the tribunal that he was representing Lamin Sanyang, the plaintiff.

Lawyer Edrissa Sissoho announced his representation for the BCC, the defendant.

Lamin Sanyang testified that he served his suspension for two weeks and went to resume for work, adding that the CEO asked him to write a letter that he had resumed work.

He adduced that he was transferred to the anti-littering division, which is a new department or divison where he was posted as a supervisor.

Sanyang further stated that they wrote to him that he was being moved to the new post.

His counsel showed him the redeployment letter which he identified.

Lawyer Riley applied to tender the said letter.

The defendant’s counsel did not object, and it was admitted by the tribunal.

He further posited that when he was redeployed to the anti-littering division, he asked the CEO to give him his job description but he told him he would prepare it.

He testified that the financial director, Abdoulie Nyang, told him that he had no right to go to the field until his ID card had been issued to him.

He said from there, he reported to the office and was transferred, adding that Abdoulie Nyang told him that this was the reason why the Mayor hated him.

Sanyang adduced that Abdoulie Nyang did not tell him the reason but asked him to get out of his office.

He said he continued reporting to his office on time until he was dismissed, adding that he was never given his ID card neither did they give him his job description.

He further said he was issued with a dismissal letter. The said letter was shown to him by his counsel, which he identified.

Lawyer Riley applied to tender the dismissal letter, and the defendant’s counsel did not raise any objection.

The said letter was admitted by the tribunal.

Sanyang stated that he never received any notice prior to his dismissal, stating that he worked for BCC for ten years.

His January 2012 salary pay slip was shown to him by his counsel to identify, which he did.

Riley applied to tender it, and the defendant’s counsel did not object.

The said pay slip was admitted by the tribunal.

Sanyang revealed that his net salary was D2, 199.33.

The case was adjourned till 8 January 2013.