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Gumbo Touray’s trial adjourned

Jul 6, 2012, 12:27 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The case involving Gumbo Ali Touray was yesterday adjourned at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Alagbe Ade Taiwo.

Gumbo Touray, former Director of International Affairs at the University of The Gambia, UTG, is being tried for the offence of giving false information to a public officer.

He was alleged to have written to the Office of the President stating that Professor Kah, vice chancellor of the UTG, was employing only his relatives and friends at the UTG, as well as mismanaging UTG funds, among others.

When the case was called in court, the police prosecutor, sub-inspector Camara, holding brief for Superintendent Joof, told the court that Superintendent Joof was bereaved, as he lost his son.

He applied for an adjournment.

Defence counsel Badou S.M. Conteh told the court that the defence had no objection.

“I spoke with the prosecuting officer over the phone. I told him to try to bring all the prosecution witnesses, so that we can finish with the case,” counsel said.

Counsel added that the case had been dragging on for a long time, and that the defence wants the court to finish with the case.

The case was then adjourned till 12 July 2012, for hearing to continue.