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‘Investigation completed in Dr Gumbo Touray’s case’

Aug 11, 2011, 1:06 PM | Article By: B. Samateh and M. Conteh

The prosecuting police officer in the case involving Dr Gumbo Touray, director of International Affairs at the University of The Gambia, yesterday told the court that investigation into the case had been completed.

Dr. Gumbo Touray is being tried for the offence of giving false information to the public servant at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before acting-Principal Magistrate Alagba.

According to the charge sheet, between March and April 2011, in Banjul, the accused, Dr Gumbo Touray, wrote a petition to the Office of the President, stating that the Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, Professor Kah, was bent on employing his relatives at the University, which information he knew to be false and thereby committed an offence.

When the case was announced, the prosecuting officer, Assistant Superintendent Sainey Joof, told the court that the investigation into case had been concluded.

He said the prosecution was applying for adjournment to enable him familiarise himself with the case file.

Senior defence counsel Pap Cheyassin Secka did not object to the adjournment.

Hearing continues today.