Magistrates' Court on Wednesday ordered the National Intelligence Agency to
produce the cautionary statement of the 1staccused Oley Sey on the next adjourned date.
was made following the defence counsel Lamin Camara's application for the court
to make an order for the production of the 1staccused cautionary statement she made to the
her testimony before Magistrate Lamin George, Oley Sey stated that on 7thAugust 2008 she called a meeting with the
community of Abuko including the 2ndaccused
Abdou Rahman Bah as she wanted to know what happened between the Community of
Abuko and the 2ndaccused Abdou Rahman Bah. She said while on
that meeting the KMC Mayor received a call from the SOS for Basic and Secondary Education
to go with the 2ndaccused, the Alkalo of Abuko and the
headmistress of AbukoLowerBasicSchool to her office. " I was later called
to join them," she stated. She said at the Basic and Secondary Education
Department, she was told by Madi Jatta that they asked the 2ndaccused to bring the money but he told them
that the money was in safe hands. She added that there was a confrontation
between the 2ndaccused and those at the meeting, adding that
the 2ndaccused later told those at the SOS's office that he was having D80,
000 in hand as he had already used the D20, 000 and that the D400, 000 was
given to her by the 1staccused. " I did not
agree to the 2ndaccused persons statement. I told them at the
meeting that the 2ndaccused gave me only
D200, 000 for safe keeping" she added.
testifying, Oley Sey told the court that later a personnel from the NIA came in
and took the 2ndaccused, the Abuko Alkalo, and the
headmistress of AbukoLowerBasicSchool. " I later went to the NIA to
clarify myself regarding the statement of the 2ndaccused that he gave me D400, 000, she
revealed. " At the NIA I was interviewed orally and I wrote my own statement
before I was asked to look for a surety, but I was later detained," she
adduced. " I was later released on bail after spending the weekend at the NIA,"
she adduced. " The statement tendered in court was a summary of the one I wrote
myself at the NIA," she added.
It was at
that juncture that the defence counsel Lamin Camara applied for the court to
order the NIA to produce the statement written by the 1staccused at their office.
was adjourned to 6thOctober 2008.