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Standard Chartered Bank Employee Testifies in Court

Jul 1, 2009, 6:13 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Gibril J.K. Njai, an employee of the Standard Chartered Bank, last Monday testified before Magistrate B.O.Jobe of the Bundung Magistrates' Court in the trial of one Adama Gaye.

In his testimony, the complainant Gibril Njai told the court that in the first week of February 2009 the accused sold him a vehicle with registration number BJl 564F knowing or having reason to believe that the said vehicle was not his own. He told the court that he was looking for a car when one Abdoulie Jallow introduced the accused to him where both of them came to his house.

Gibril Njai further told the court that later he asked the accused the type of vehicle, and was told it was a Suzuki Grand Vitra. He said based on the specification of the vehicle, he then applied for a loan of D542, 000 from Standard Chartered Bank to buy the vehicle from the accused.

Still testifying, the complainant explained to the court that the following day the accused brought the vehicle.

According to him, he used the vehicle for 2-3 weeks. He later confirmed a transfer of ownership from the accused, adding that the other transfer of ownership was from CFAO. According to him, he requested for the second key of the vehicle and the accused told him that the second key was with the CFAO. He told the court that later the accused came to him to collect the vehicle to get the second key from CFAO. He said the accused collected the vehicle with the promise of getting the second key from CFAO, adding that five days later he got the information from CFAO that the vehicle was under rental.

He said he later reported the matter to Tallinding Police Station.

At this point, the case was adjourned to 8th July 2009.