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Ex-Finance Director of AMRC opens defence

Jun 23, 2014, 11:04 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The former finance director at the Assets Management and Recovery Corporation (AMRC), Yusupha Jaiteh, recently continued his testimony in the economic crimes case filed by the state against him and two other senior officials of AMRC, at the special criminal court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Amadi.

Jaiteh gave evidence relating to rice sales conducted by AMRC, and the instructions he allegedly received from his former boss, Abdoulie Tamba.

Asked by his defence counsel how many bags of rice he supplied to one Saikou Jaiteh, he said he supplied a total of 250 bags of rice, and that the cost of each bag was D640 at the time.

Jaiteh further informed the court that the total cost of the 250 bags of rice was D3,052,000.

Asked about the total outstanding balance, he said it was D70,000 and that Saikou Jaiteh had paid for all the 250 bags supplied to him.

He added that the 250 bags of rice were valued at D3, 078,000 and that there was a note authorizing the AMRC stores to release the 250 bags of rice to Saikou Jaiteh, and a written order.

Asked how he was involved in the issuing of notes, the witness said he got the instruction from his managing director, Abdoulie Tamba, the first accused person in the case, and who is at large.

Jaiteh told the court he normally received verbal instructions from Tamba, adding that the managing director was a member of the board of directors of the AMRC.

The witness denied he was a member of the AMRC board.

Hearing continues on June 25th 2014.