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Prosecutor’s absence delays Tina Faal trial

Sep 20, 2016, 12:38 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The case involving Tina Faal could not proceed yesterday before Magistrate Omar Cham of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, because of the absence of the prosecutor.

When the case was called, police prosecutor 1519 Cora, who was holding brief for prosecutor Sarja Sanyang, told the court the prosecutor in the case was sick, and had gone for medical treatment.

Prosecutor Cora then craved the court’s indulgence and that of the defence for an adjournment.

Combeh Gaye, the defence counsel, did not raise any objection.

Magistrate Cham subsequently adjourned the trial until 3 and 13 October 2016.

Tina Faal is facing three counts of conspiracy, obtaining goods by false pretence and theft.

The prosecutors alleged that sometime between the years 2014 and 2016 in Banjul  and diverse places within the jurisdiction of the court, and with intent to defraud, she conspired with one Babanding Sissoho and sold various parts of a Boeing 727-234SM 2216-55TPA aircraft to one Alhagie Omar Keita, being the property of O’ Corporation Company Ltd.

The prosecutor has so far called two witnesses, namely Ebou Badjie, and Lawyer Omar Njie, counsel for O’ Corporation Company Ltd, who said in his testimony that he did not see Tina Faal removing parts of the said aircraft at the airport.