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Professor Kah produces documents

Jun 21, 2012, 1:16 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Professor Muhammed O. Kah vice chancellor of the University of The Gambia, UTG, yesterday produced his letter of appointment, financial report for 2010, and 10 copies of his journal works before he became a professor of the UTG.

Professor Kah did so in compliance with the application made before the court by the defence counsel, Badou S.M Conteh, for the witness to produce those documents.

He was continuing his testimony under cross-examination in the case involving Dr. Gumbo Ali Touray, former UTG Director of International Affair.

Touray is being tried for the offence of giving false information to a public officer at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

Continuing his testimony under cross-examination, Prof Kah told the court that he had produced his letter of appointment, as well as financial report for 2010 and journals of his works before becoming a professor.

When counsel asked him how many Journals he authored before coming a full professor, Professor Kah told the court that he could not remember the number.

He was shown his personal CV, which the defence counsel said he printed from the professor’s personal website.

However, Prof Kah said he could not comment on the document, as his signature was not there, and could not know the contents of the document.

Counsel then applied to tender the said CV as a defence exhibit, citing section 3 of the Evidence Act.

 However, the prosecuting police officer, superintendent Sainey Joof, objected, stating that the defence counsel had not established any grounds as to why the document should be tendered as a defence exhibit.

Joof added that the witness already said he did not know about the contents of the document and it does not have his signature.

However, the prosecutor’s objection was overruled and the court admitted the document.

Professor Kah said he had enough qualifications, before becoming a full professor, from different universities around the world.

 The case was then adjourned to 28th June, for hearing to continue.