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BSAC chairman charged

Dec 16, 2011, 1:24 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The chairman of the Basse Area Council (BSAC), Omar Sompo Ceesay, was yesterday arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, charged with giving false information to a public servant.

Omar Sampo Ceesay was said to have written a petition to the Office of the President in August this year claiming that the Governor of the Upper River Region (URR) Omar Khan lobbied for the transfer of Yusupha Manneh (CEO) to Basse Area Council and also recommended Pa Amadou Susso to the Ministry of Local Government and Lands as the Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission.

Meanwhile, he was granted court bail of D200,000 with two Gambian sureties who must deposit title deeds with the court registrar, and swear to an affidavit of means.

This was after his defence counsel applied for bail to be granted to his client, since the alleged offence is bailable.

This was not objected to by the prosecution, which said bail was at the discretion of the court.

The case was then adjourned to 4th January 2011, for hearing.