Dec 27, 2019, 4:30 PM
The case involving Omar Sompo Ceesay, former chairman of the Basse Area Council, was yesterday adjourned at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court for the defence to advise themselves before proceeding with the case.
When the case was called in a crowded court room, defence counsel Badou S.M. Conteh told the court that the defence was applying for an adjournment in order for the defence to advise themselves before proceeding with the case.
The case was subsequently adjourned till 13 February 2012.
The alleged offence stated that Omar Sompo Ceesay, in August 2011, in Banjul, wrote a petition to the Office of the President State House, claiming the following: that the Governor of the Upper River Region(URR) Omar Khan lobbied for the transfer of Yusupha Manneh (CEO) to Basse Area Council, that the Governor recommended Pa Amadou Susso to the Ministry of Local Government and Lands for the chairmanship of the Local Government Service Commission, that Mr. Khan as a Governor instructed the council to create the Internal Audit Office, that no development was registered since the appointment of Yusupha Manneh as CEO of Basse Area Council, knowing the said information to be false and thereby committed an offence.