Adama Sarr, a room-girl at the Kombo Beach Hotel yesterday testified at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court as the prosecution's first witness in the ongoing trial involving Maurice Alfred Vanmaldegum, the Operational Manager of Kombo Beach Hotel, charged in connection with the escape of Mr. Andrew Charles Northfield, the General Manager of Carnegie Mineral Company.
testimony Ms. Sarr told the court that she has been at
that she was the one who cleaned the room (Room 110) where Charles Northfield
was residing on
Under cross-examination, she said that she never spoken to Charles Northfield and she did not know how long he had stayed there.
Mineral Company an Australian Mining Company in the
Charles Northfield during the course of the trial reportedly jumped court bail
and escaped to the
government of The Gambia on
quoted from the Daily Mail have it that Mr. Charles Northfield arrived in the
Mr. Maurice Alfred Vanmaldegum is charged with two counts:
Count I states that the accused on or about 3rd September 2008, at the Kombo Beach Hotel, where he works as Operations Manager, conspired with others at large to defeat the course of justice by communicating with Charles Andrew Northfield, a trial prisoner, knowing him to have absconded from trial.
Count II has it that the accused on the same day and place knowingly prevented the execution of a legal process by communicating with Charles Andrew Northfield who had absconded from trial and entered his room and removed his personal effects instead of reporting to the authorities.
He, however, denied the charges.