Mr Abdoulie Baldeh former GambiaCollege
lecturer has been accused of sexual harassment by Ms Brydon a VSO volunteer
lecturer of science at the GambiaCollege,
according to the college Principal Dr Alieu Badara Senghorr.
Continuing his testimony before Magistrate Lamin George of
the Banjul Magistrates' Court as the trial of two former GambiaCollege
lecturers Lamin BT Sanyang and Abdoulie Baldeh continued, Mr Senghorr told the
court that he is still the principal of the GambiaCollege.
He said he knew the 2ndaccused Mr Baldeh who
was a lecturer at the GambiaCollege
and that he taught science. He revealed that the first complaint he received
about the accused Mr Baldeh was from the then acting head of School
at the Gambia College Mr Sawlo Jah.
According to principal Senghorr, Mr Jah brought a letter to
him from Ms Brydon a VSO volunteer lecturer in the Science Department School of
Education of the GambiaCollege.
In the letter Ms Brydon claimed that she was resigning from the GambiaCollege
because of continued sexual harassment by the accused Abdoulie Baldeh. " I
instructed Mr Jah to carry out an investigation about the allegation," he
Further testifying, Principal Senghorr informed the court
that the report of Mr Jah's investigation together with the complaint of Ms
Brydon and the reaction of the accused Mr Baldeh were all forwarded to the
College Council for deliberation and action. He said the College Council after
discussing the issue instructed the College administration to write to Mr
Baldeh and warn him of his behaviour and conduct. He adduced that he wrote to
Mr Baldeh several times with the instruction of the College Council with regard
to his behaviour and conduct. He said up to 11thMarch 2008,
the College sub-committee on discipline was still in existent, adding that in
his capacity as the College Principal he wrote to the sub-committee concerning
the two accused persons. He stated further that the sub-committee on discipline
met and discussed all the complaints brought by the College administration
against the accused persons. He said the sub-committee on discipline reported
to the Council on their finding and based on their recommendation the College
administration decided to terminate the services of the accused persons.
It could be recalled that the two accused persons Lamin BT
Sanyang and Abdoulie Baldeh both former Gambia College Lecturer are standing
trial on a charge of giving false information to a public officer.