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Ex-Gam-Food employee case continues

Dec 18, 2012, 8:48 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The theft case involving one Muhammed Mucktarr, a former employee of Gam-food, proceeded yesterday at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

It continued with the evidence of Abass Akar, who told the court that he would be able to recognise the 155 delivery notes, if shown to him.

He recognised them and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) applied to tender the delivery notes as an exhibit.

The defence team led by Lawyer Lamin Camara objected to the tendering of the delivery notes, on the grounds that it was not in the original indictment.

However, the trial judge admitted 141 delivery notes and withdrew the 14 which were deemed in excess.

The witness went further to say that he could recognise the computer printout document by the title of the company, and the stocks, adding that the stocks were chicken legs, hardboard, plywood, wheelbarrow, and corrugated iron sheets.

Akar further told the court that he signed the computer printout documents and stamped them.

The said computer printout documents were tendered and marked as exhibits without any objection from the defence counsel.

He added that when the matter was reported to the police, they mounted an investigation by using the delivery notes, which the witness said was the duplicatates, and they went with the accused person to the warehouse where he got all the delivery notes, which were identified by the accused.

The police then asked them to photocopy the delivery notes, he said.

Mr Akar added that he copied all the relevant pages of the ledger, and the police used the ledger to correct the errors, which was done in the presence of the accused person, and the accused made the entries.

He told the court that he was familiar with the writing of the accused person, as they were working together since 2008.

At that juncture, the DPP applied to tender the ledger book, which the defence again objected to.

The case continues on 9 January 2013, for ruling.