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In Gambega case, Corporate Service Manager testifies

Jul 28, 2011, 1:34 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The Corporate Service Manager at Gambega, Ebeauzar Paisay Armoh, on 21 July 2011 testified in favour of Gambega against one Amadou Wuri Jallow, a businessman, before Magistrate Ngube of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

The witness told the court that he works for Gambega and the Section under which he works is in charge of finance, procurement, IT and warehouse.

He adduced that he knew the defendant, and had cause to deal with him.

He added that the defendant was given facilities as his customer, adding that the MCD (Manual Distribution Centre) operated with the defendant on credit basis.

He further said that they supplied the defendant and, when the invoices were due, he paid for them.

He added that the defendant paid on account i.e. part of the whole amount, and not paying the entire sum on the face of the invoice.

He narrated that by November 2010, the defendant was owing D1, 237, 570, adding that the defendant was requested to pay the sum.

The defendant did not heed, so they asked their solicitor to write to the defendant to pay, the witness went on.

He said further that the defendant agreed to some of the invoices, to the tune of about D200, 000.

He testified further that the defendant made payments, adding that what the defendant did was that he would buy stock to the value of D85,000 and pays D100,000 thereby paying back about D15,000 of the old debt.

The case was adjourned to 8 August 2011, for cross-examination.