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Ex Civil Servant Charged For Falsely Informing the President

Oct 7, 2008, 5:18 AM | Article By: By Modou Sanyang

One Abdoulie Moro Drammeh was yesterday arraigned before Principal Magistrate Edrissa Mbai of the Banjul Magistrates' Court for allegedly giving false written information to the president of the Republic.

Mr Drammeh was charged for giving false information to a public officer contrary to section 114 (a) of the criminal code, Cap 10 Volume III, laws of The Gambia 1990.

According to the particulars of the offence, the accused Abdoulie Moro Drammeh on or about the 13thAugust 2008 at State House in the city of Banjul gave information by writing to H.E the President of the Republic that his service with the Department of State for Local Government and Lands (DOSLG&L) was terminated because of his support for the APRC party which at the time of giving such information knew such information to be false or did not believe it to be true. He denied the charge.

Meanwhile he was granted court bail in the sum of D25, 000 with a Gambian surety who must meet the bail conditions.

The accused was being represented by Lawyer Lamin Jobarteh.

The case was adjourned to 20thOctober 2008.