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Gamcotrap officials case deferred

Mar 15, 2012, 12:29 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The criminal trial involving Dr. Isatou Touray, executive director of Gamcotrap, and Amie Bojang-Sissoho, programme co-ordinator of the same organisation, was yesterday deferred at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

It was alleged that the two prominent women’s rights activists, in 2009 in Banjul and diverse places in The Gambia, jointly stole the sum of 30,000 Euros being money provided by the YALOCAMBA SOLIDARIDAD of Spain.

When the case was called, Inspector Camara holding brief for Superintendent Sainey Joof told the court that the prosecutor in the case was not in court, as he was reported to have suffered a fracture.

In response, defence counsel Amie Bensouda told the court that the defence had no objection to the application, since the fracture happened last night.

The case was subsequently adjourned to 28 March 2012, for continuation.

In a separate development, the case of Dr. Gumbo Ali Touary, Director of International Affairs at the University of The Gambia, was also yesterday adjourned to 28 March 2012, for continuation.

Dr. Touray is standing trial for allegedly giving false information to a public servant.

It was alleged that he wrote a petition to the Office of the President stating that the Vice Chancellor University of the Gambia Professor Khan, is bent on employing his relatives at the University, which information he knew was false at the time, and thereby committed an offence.