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Gumbo Touray continues testimony

Aug 16, 2012, 9:36 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Alhagie Gumbo Ali Touray, UTG former Director of International Affairs, who was charged with giving false information to a public officer, Tuesday continued his defence testimony at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Alagbe Ade Taiwo.

Under cross-examination, Touray told the court he was never warned by the UTG disciplinary committee, prior to his suspension by Professor Kah, UTG vice chancellor.

Asked by the prosecuting officer whether he (Touray) had ever responded to any warning letter written to him by the UTG disciplinary committee, prior to his suspension, Touray told the court he might not know which letter the prosecution was referring to, but he was not aware of any warning letter written to him prior to his suspension

When given a letter to look at, Touray told the court it was the letter written to him, but it was not a warning letter.

He cited the reference number of the said letter, adding that he had a copy of the said letter.

Further asked whether he ever applied for leave in 2011, Touray denied applying for leave in 2011, and said it was in July 2010.

He added that the said leave was in July 2010, and was his annual leave which each and every staff of the UTG was entitled to.

Shown another letter for clarification purposes, the witness told the court that the letter was in response to his annual leave, when he returned from his leave in 2010.

The case was then adjourned till 23 August 2012.