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Gam-food case continues

Mar 20, 2013, 10:38 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The alleged stealing case involving Muhammed Mucktarr, a Mauritanian national, and a former employee of Gam-food Company, continued recently at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

It continued with the cross-examination of the first prosecution witness (PW1), Abass Akarr.

Abass Akarr adduced under cross-examination that the ledger he had at hand contained only chicken legs, and the entire stock of chicken legs for that matter.

Defence counsel, at that juncture, applied to tender the said ledger as a defence exhibit, which was upheld and the ledger was admitted and marked as defence exhibit 6.

He added that page 6 to 11 of that ledger was the evidence of delivery note order of the chickens, adding that on the top of page 7 there was no indication that the items imported were chicken legs.

He added that 90 percent of the recording of the defence exhibit 6 were done by the cousin of the accused person.

According to him, the cousin was also a witness in this case, adding that he personally recorded some information in defence exhibit 6 in respect of the chickens.

He adduced that records from 3 to 31 January 2012, were his signatures on the ledger.

“I also made entries and signed them,” he said, adding that apart from the chickens, defence exhibit 6 did not have any building materials and it did not carry any invoice.

He pointed out that defence exhibit 6 was not recorded by any of his storekeepers, and it was not signed by them too.

The case continues.