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In former Youth and Sports PS case, defence applies to recall GFA Admin

Dec 11, 2012, 9:39 AM | Article By: Bakay Samateh

Senior defence counsel Antouman Gaye, representing Mambanyick Njie, yesterday applied to the court to have the second prosecution witness (PW2), Bakary Dahaba alias Terema, recalled for further cross-examination.

Mambanyick Njie, former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Banjul, was charged with the offence of giving false information to a public officer, and is being tried at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before acting Principal Magistrate Babucarr Secka.

In his application, senior counsel Gaye told the court that the defence was applying for the court to have Dahaba recalled for further cross-examination.

He said that after the earlier cross-examination of Bakary Dahaba, the defence now had certain documents in hand on which they wanted to further cross-examine the witness, in the interest of substantial justice.

The prosecuting officer, Sergeant Manga, raised no objection.

The case was subsequently adjourned till 13 December 2012.

The particulars of offence stated that Mambanyick Njie, on 1 March 2012 in Banjul, while serving as permanent secretary at the Ministry of  Youth and Sports, wrote a petition to the Office of the President, stating that the ex-Gambia Football Association (GFA) executives were engaged in malpractices and never gave a thorough account of the imprests given to them for international matches and, therefore, sought  approval  to dissolve the said  GFA Executive, information he knew to be false or did not believe to be true.