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Revelations in ex-AMRC officials’ trial

May 21, 2013, 9:23 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The former legal adviser of the Asset Management Recovery Corporation (AMRC) yesterday continued his testimony in the trial involving former senior officials of the corporation at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

The accused persons are Abdoulie Tamba, former managing director of the corporation, Abdoulie Dibba, former director of commerce and trade of the corporation, and Yusupha Jaiteh, former acting-director of finance and administration.

Designated as prosecution witness six (PW6), Mr Chukwuaa Agbi, a legal practitioner, told the court that when he concluded his assignment he submitted his report to the 1st accused, Tamba, and he addressed the report to the 1st accused person.

He identified the said report in court.

He explained further that the 1st accused person assured him that he would act on the report, adding that he was not aware whether the 1st accused person had acted on the report or not.

A number of files of debtors were given to him and one of those files had the names of Seedy Taball and Ousman Cham, he said, adding that he later went to the 1st accused and told him the happening was strange, because people were owing the corporation millions of dalasis and he was bringing him files.

Taball owed the corporation five thousand dalasis and Cham owed the corporation fifteen thousand dalasis, he said, adding that most of the debtors were given rice and cements without any form of collateral.

Chukwuaa Agbi added that this was why most of the debtors were hard to trace, further stating that there was also one Modou Bah, who was given one thousand, seven hundred and ten bags of rice without any form of collateral.

The only document Modou Bah brought was an invoice bearing his name, he said, adding that when they filed a suit against him, he made part payment but later stopped paying the money.

Most of the judgment they obtained were difficult to enforce, Chukwuaa Agbi said.

He disclosed that he and Lamin Sanneh were very much concerned about the status of the debt and on several occasions they approached the MD to ensure the interest of the corporation was secured.

He said he did send a new memo to the MD with regard to the 2008-2009 absconding debtors.

The case continues on 22 May2013.

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