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Former Brikama Area Council CEO Charged

Oct 10, 2008, 4:57 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

Lamin Jammeh, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Brikama Area Councl, has being charged with 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 Lamin Jammeh between the month of January 2007 and March 2008 at Sukuta Jobe Kunda by a letter reference MLJ/Co8/19/2008 informed the Secretary General that his service with the Brikama Area Council was unlawful terminated.

He did this, according to the particulars, when he knew or had reasons to believe to be false. He did that with the intention to cause or knowing it to likely cause the Secretary General to either compensate or reinstate him which the Secretary General ought not to do if the true state of facts were known to him.

When the case resumed yesterday before Magistrate Lamin George of the Banjul Magistrates' Court, the police prosecutor Sub-Inspector Badjie applied for a bench warrant for the arrest of the accused as he was not in court. He also applied for the bail bond to be forfeited to the State until the accused was produced and also for the defence counsel to produce the medical report of the accused as he claimed that the accused was ill

His surety informed the court that the accused was ill and had travelled to Senegal for medical treatment.

The 's application was not granted, but instead the court warned the surety that she would be given one week to produce the accused or else she would be made to forfeit the bail bond she had signed for the accused.

The case was adjourned until 16th October 2008.