Dec 22, 2010, 11:04 AM
The Proprietor of Boto Construction, Momodou Lamin Sonko, yesterday walked out of the Banjul Magistrates' Court a free man.
The State has on Tuesday filed a notice for the discontinuation of his case over two counts of stealing.
Momodou Lamin Sonko was earlier arraigned before Principal Magistrate B.Y. Camara for allegedly stealing D1,593.307, being proceeds realised from the leasing of construction equipment to Kharafi & Sons but had failed to render the money to the owner.
He was also alleged to have stolen the sum of $ 121,665.35, being proceeds realised from the leasing of construction equipment to Kharafi & Sons but failed to render the same to the owner.
In applying for the discontinuation of the case, Emmanuel Fagbenle, the Director of Public Prosecution, informed the court that the State had an intention to discontinue the case and his application was granted.
Meanwhile, the alleged offences were said to have taken place between 2001 and 2007.