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Dr Gumbo Touray Charged

Aug 4, 2011, 1:42 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

Dr Gumbo Touray, former director of International Affairs at the University of The Gambia, was yesterday arraigned before acting-Principal Magistrate Taiwo Alagba of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, charged with giving false information to a public officer.

According to the charge sheet, between March and April 2011 in Banjul, the accused person, Gumbo Touray wrote a petition to the Office of the President, stating that the Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, Professor Muhammed Kah is bent on employing his relatives at the University of The Gambia, which information he knew to be false, and thereby committed an offence.

He denied the charge and was subsequently granted court bail of D250,000 with one Gambian surety with land property within the Greater Banjul Area.

The surety must also swear to an affidavit of means.

This fallowed a bail application made by his defence counsel, Pap Cheyassin Secka.

The case at that juncture was adjourned till 10th August 2011.