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Civil servant testifies in KGI case

Aug 7, 2010, 9:38 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

(Thursday, 6th August 2010 issue)
The criminal trial of obtaining goods by false pretence involving one Abdoulie Jallow recently proceeded at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Drammeh.

Testifying for the prosecution, the first prosecution witness, Omar Touray told the court that he is a civil servant, and that he recognised the accused person as a businessman.

According to him, sometime in September 2009, he received a telephone call from the accused person, who requested for rice from KGI.

He adduced that the accused, Abdoulie Jallow issued Arab Gambian Islamic Bank's post-dated cheque, amounting to D625, 000 for the purchase of 1000 bags of rice.

PW1 adduced that he gave the cheque to the Manager of KGI, one Sarja Camara and then went with the accused to the KGI Warehouse in Kanifing.

He said the accused collected 200, 300 and 350 bags of rice, during his first, second and third trips, respectively, totally 850 bags.

He further told the court that, as far as the accused had issued the cheque, he was free to collect the 850 bags of rice.

PW1 further revealed that the cheque was not cashed by KGI, because the accused later told him that there was no money in the account.

He also told the court that, the 850 bags of rice amounted to D531, 250, 00. He added that the accused later paid to him D135, 310, which he indicated was paid to KGI by him and a receipt was given to him, after which he said, the accused also made another payment of D7, 216.

The case was adjourned to 12th August 2010 for continuation.