Feb 27, 2009, 5:10 AM
Oley Sey and Abdou Rahmam Bah, are standing trial at the Banjul Magistrates'
Court before Magistrate Lamin George for allegedly stealing the Sum of D500,000
being the money donated to
In his testimony, the prosecutions last witness Boto Tamba, the Alkalo of Abuko informed the court thatthe 2nd accused is his colleague while he got to know the 1st accused Oley Sey during the presentation of D500,000 at the office of the Secretary of State for Basic and Secondary Education. He said the 2nd Accused Mr Bah approached him to say that he had a white man friend who want to assist him to build a nursery but that he had not got land. He added that in consultation with the community of Abuko land was allocated to him. Alkalo Tamba further told the court that they were in that community work at the nursery school when the President of the Republic met them there during his visit to the Abuko life stock and promised to denote the sum of D500, 000 for the completion of the nursery school.
Further adducing his evidence, Alkalo Tamba revealed that the money was given to Secy Faye who at the presentation at her office handed over to the 2nd accused Abdou Rahman Bah. He said after the handing over it was said that the money should be put in the bank the same day. He added that the 2nd accused said the money could not be put in the bank on that day as he and the 1st accused Oley Sey are going to see the chief of protocol. He added that was the last day he saw the 2nd accused and whenever he called he would not reach him.
He said on
that at the Mayor's office the 2nd accused was asked to produce the money but
he pleaded to be given until the next day. The Mayor insisted that he either
produce the money that day or else he would take him to the police. He adduced
that later they were called to the
He said he told the 2nd accused, Mr Bah, that he had to tell the truth or else he would not go home. He said it was then the 2nd accused, Mr Bah, told them that at the 1st accused Oley Sey 's house he only retained D100,000 and the D400,000 was with Oley Sey. He said they were there without reaching any conclusion when a police officer came in and arrested four of them to the NIA were he made his statement.
was at that juncture adjourned until