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Former GCAA Accountant D5m Trial Now in High Court

May 22, 2009, 6:53 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The five million dalasi case involving Lamin B. Njie, former Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Accountant resumed on Tuesday at the Brikama High Court for mention.

The accused Lamin S. Njie is standing on two count charges of stealing and economic crime.

The case first started at the magistrates' court, where he denied the charges.

When the case was called it however did not proceed owing to indisposition of the presiding Judge, Justice Ngui- Mboob Janneh.

The case was then adjourned to the 8th June 2009 for mention.

 The Accused Lamin B. Njie of Brufut Tintinto (Sotokoi) Kombo North, is alleged to have between 2005 and 2007 committed an offence to wit theft being a public servant in the employment of The Gambia.

He is alleged to have stolen from Civil Aviation Authority the sum of D5, 200, 000 (five million two hundred thousand dalasi) property of the government of The Gambia and thereby committed an offence.

On count Two the accused  is charged with willfully causing loss of the property of a public body by public officer contrary to section 5 (a) of the economic crime Decree No. 16 of 1994.

According to the statement, in the same year at the Yundum Western Region of the Gambia he did commit an offence to wit being a public officer willfully caused a loss of D5, 200, 000 (five million two hundred  thousand dalasi) to the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority.