May 14, 2009, 6:42 AM
The trial involving Ousman Touray and 10 others, accused of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor, obtaining money by false pretense and neglect of official duties, Monday resumed at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before principal magistrate Hilary Abeke.
However, the case could not proceed as the defence counsel, Borry Touray, was reported to be out of the jurisdiction.
Lawyer Singhateh then applied for an adjournment and his application was granted.
The 11 accused persons were alleged to have some time in 2014, at Tujereng village, GunjurTintinto village, Sanyang village, Sambuya village and MariamaKunda, jointly conspired and obtained money by false pretense.
It was further alleged that in the same year and at the same villages, with intent to defraud they obtained an amount of over one million dalasi from Global Properties, Michael Jatta and some other people with the pretext that they have plots of land to allocate to them knowing or having reason to believe that the said representation was false.It was also alleged that Malick Camara, the alkalo of Banyaka village, some time between 2010 and 2014 at Kunkujang Mariama and Tujereng villages, while serving as an alkalo of the said village, neglected his duty by failing to confirm the ownership of the land belonging to President Yahya Jammeh, and transferred the said plots of land to Michael Jatta, Tapha Kanyi and Pierre Njai respectively