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Former Gamtel Employees Economic Crime Case Resumes

Apr 2, 2009, 4:13 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

The trial of former Gamtel employees, Kaddy Bojang and Mam Bintou Jeng who were charged with economic crimes, resumed yesterday at the Banjul High Court before Justice Joseph Wowo.

Count 1, the alleged offence states that in 2007 at Serekunda, being an employee of The Gambia Telecommunication Company Limited (Gamtel), the 1st accused Kaddy Bojang caused the loss of D1, 200,000 (one million, two hundred thousand dalasis), being the property of Gamtel, by selling 23, 500 unauthorised scratch cards, an act detrimental to the economy of The Gambia.

On count 2, the particulars of the alleged offence revealed that the 2nd accused Mam Bintou Jeng in 2007, being an employee of the Gambia Telecommunication Company Limited, caused the loss of D1, 850,000 (one million, eight hundred and fifty thousand), being the property of Gambia Telecommunication Company Limited (Gamtel), by selling 28,500 unauthorised scratch cards, an act detrimental to the economy of the Gambia.

When the case was called, the State Counsel M.B Abubakarr told the court that he had a witness and intended to proceed with the case.

Upon preliminary objection by Defence Counsels Ousainou Darbo and Lamin Camara regarding jurisdiction, in particular that there was some vagueness or inaccuracy about the precise identification and name of the forum at which the information was filed, State Counsel Abubakarr requested an adjournment to file an amended information for the Court.

The case was adjourned to 7th April 2009.