Apr 7, 2008, 10:53 AM
Burama Dibba, former Crime Management Co-ordinator at the Gambia Police Force was on Friday arraigned before Senior Magistrate Kayode of the Banjul Magistrates' Court, charged with giving false information to public servant contrary to section 114 (a) of the criminal code, cap. 10 volume III, Laws of The Gambia 1990. Mr. Dibba denied the charge against him.
According to the particulars of the offence, the accused, Burama Dibba in the year 2007 at the police headquarters in Banjul gave false information to the former IGP, Mr. Benedict Jammeh, that the Director of Prisons, Mr. David Colley, had fed prison inmates with the carcass of a bull and also diverted a satellite disc meant for the prison to his personal use which he knew at the time to be false or does not believe to be true.
He was granted court bail in the sum of D5000 with a Gambian surety who had to meet the bail condition.
Hearing continues today.
In another development Musa Suso, former National Assembly Member for Kombo North, was also on the same day arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates' Court, charged with giving false information to a public servant. He also denied the charge.
The particulars of the offence stated that the accused, Musa Suso, in the year 2007 at police headquarters in Banjul gave false information to a panel of investigators that Mr. David Colley, the Director of Prisons, diverted to his personal use unspecified amount of fuel he had received from one Ebou Khan on behalf of the Prisons Department and that Mr. Colley also diverted a satellite disc meant for the same department to his own use, which he knew to be false or does not believe to be true at the time.
He was granted court bail in the sum of D5000 with a responsible person as surety.
The case was at that juncture adjourned to 6th August.