Mar 17, 2020, 4:37 PM
The economic crime case involving three suspects accused of causing loss to Gamtel continued recently at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.
The accused persons are Amos Uchechukwu, Ifeanyi Nwachukwu Ifesinachi and Irabor Blessing.
It continued with the testimony of the second prosecution witness, (PW2), Abdoulie Darboe, a police officer, attached to the SerreKunda, Police Station.
Testifying under cross-examination, officer Darboe told the court he was not aware the accused persons had made other statements at the police station.
He added that the cautionary statements of the 1st and 2nd accused persons were signed by themselves, as well as their voluntary statements.
Officer Darboe further adduced that he did not know which of the 1st accused person’s friends instructed him to buy a Sim card for him.
Asked by the defence counsel whether he did bother himself to find out which of the 1st accused person’s friend instructed him to buy him a Sim Card.
The witness adduced that he did not bother to find out which of the 1st accused person’s friend instructed him to buy him a Sim card, adding that a friend of his with whom he effected the arrest on the accused persons was now not in the country, as he had travelled.
The case continues.
According to the particulars of offence on count one, some time in 2012, in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused persons did commit an offence to wit, willfully caused the loss of D43,143.78 to Gamtel by illegally diverting Africell international calls without routing same through the international gateway, which act was detrimental to the economy of The Gambia.
Count two stated that Amos Uchechukwu, Ifeanyi Nwachukwu Ifesinachi and Irobor Blessing some time in 2012, in the Kanifing Municipality, did commit an offence to wit, conspired to defraud, Gamtel of D43,143.78 by illegally diverting Africell international calls without routing same through the international gateway, thereby committed an offence.