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Six Galp staff charged with theft

Mar 16, 2011, 12:14 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Six staff of Galp petrol station, attached to the company’s Kairaba Avenue station, were recently arraigned before Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and stealing.
The accused persons, who all denied the charges, are Buba Sarr, Sheihk Omar Faye, Olley Jatta, Alieu Mboob, Jalika Sey and Sainabou Konneh.

According to the particulars of offence on count one, the accused persons on 23rd January 2011, at Laximan Supermarket along Kairaba Avenue, jointly conspired among themselves to commit a felony to wit stealing.
The charge sheet on count two read that the accused persons on the same date and place, stole the following: physical cash of D715, several scratch cards of Gamcel and Africell valued at D3,900, ten one litre bottles of cooking oil valued at D575, one juice of three litres valued at D82, eight royalty short bread biscuit valued at D348, seven hem winter mint valued at 875, ten PCS of cigarette Marlboro light valued at D275, seven PCS of cigarette valued at D270, three tooth brush valued at D75, four Don Simon wine valued at D846, one snicker chocolate valued at D25, fifteen cadbory diary milk valued at D427.50, five menthodex mint valued at D175, six bedra gum valued at D129, three snonas cream valued at D135, seven galp engine oil of one litres valued at D896, seven red bull valued at D696, nineteen red bull sugar free valued at D1,168.50 and one galp oil valued at D565, all being the properties of Laximan Pamnal.

Testifying as the first prosecution witness, one Baboucarr Colley told the court that he is a garden boy at Galp petrol station along Kairaba Avenue, and knew a Supermarket called Laximan Supermarket.
He added that he recognized the accused persons, as his colleages at the said petrol station.

According to him, on 23rd January 2011, he was at his work place when the 6th accused person, Sainabou Konneh, called and handed over to him a five litre bottle of cooking oil and one bottle of juice, and asked him to take it to one Fallou for safe-keeping until she closes from work.

“I took them to Fallou and came back to continue my work,” he said, adding that the following day, the matter was reported to the Kairaba Police Station, where his statement was obtained.

The case was at that stage adjourned to 29th March 2011.