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Former GPA cashier economic crime case continues

Mar 22, 2012, 1:00 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The trial on charges of economic crime involving a former cashier of the Gambia Ports Authority, Jahou Jammeh, yesterday continued at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul, with the continuation of cross-examination of the first prosecution witness.

Abdoulie Comma, auditor at the Gambia Ports Authority, GPA, told the court that the total amount of D255,650 were the delivery order and shipping notes, which were supplied to the accused by one Ebou Njie, equivalent to D8,500 delivery orders and D1,500 shipping notes.

He added under cross-examination that not all the shipping notes were sold, and the unsold ones were 350 shipping notes and 881 delivery orders.

He said the unsold ones were later handed over to the investigators, stating that two payments were made in August, but those were not captured in his report.

Mr. Comma said during the investigation into the delivery orders and the shipping notes, he personally interviewed the accused person in connection with the shipping notes and the delivery orders, but this piece of evidence did not reflect in the statement he made at the police.

He added that the logbook also forms part of his report, adding that he was not familiar with the signature of the accused person, and the accused did not confirm that she received all the shipping notes and the delivery orders, which were included in the investigation.

He said he had told his boss, Anta Jallow that these forms amounted to D155, 000.

The case continues today.