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Ex-GamFood employee theft case continues

Jan 10, 2013, 9:08 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The theft case involving one Muhammed Muktarr, an ex-employee of Gam-food Company, proceeded yesterday at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

Continuing his testimony, the first prosecution witness (PW1) Abass Akarr, told the court that the accused made double entries in the ledger.

He stated that in exhibit A1, it should have been 1,500 cartons of chicken legs, but he recorded 150 cartons of chickens. Exhibit A, the delivery notes, should have been 30,000 cartons of chicken legs, while in exhibit E, the delivery notes contained 930 cartons of chicken legs instead of 1,200 cartons of chicken legs.

It was double entries on the same quantity, and on the delivery notes, he said.

Mr Akarr adduced that the price of the carton of chicken legs at that time was D550 per carton, adding that Gam-food was a major foodstuff company in The Gambia, which was incorporated between 2009 and 2010, and it’s license was renewed.

He said the accused was also entrusted with materials such as plywood, corrugated iron sheets, and wheelbarrows.

The witness added that they later realised that there were shortages of chicken legs, plywood and cardboard, adding that this shortages were not reflected in the ledger.

He said they realised this by comparing the office ledger, the warehouse ledger, and the stock on the ground, which was not corrected.

Mr Akarr further revealed that they also discovered that the accused sold 200 bundles of corrugated iron sheets, which was costing D1,325 and he should be having 774 plywood sheets in his records, but he has nothing in his records.

The price of the plywood at the time was D550, and the accused was short of cardboards up to 1000 sheets. Mr Akarr told the court that when the stock had finished, and the accused was supplied with new stock, and they found out that 1000 sheets of cardboard were missing.

Hearing continues today.