May 27, 2009, 10:06 AM
A teacher was yesterday arraigned at the Banjul Magistrate's Court, charged with giving false information.
Mr. Nfally Duno, a teacher with
According to the particulars of the offence, Mr. Duno sometime this year, at REV J.C Faye Memorial School, by virtue of his employment as a teacher at the school, allegedly instigated students to write a petition to the President of the Republic of The Gambia against the school authorities, that the students are not benefiting from the monies and transportation facility donated to the school by the President, which was known to be false at the time.
Mr. Duno has strongly denied the charges.
The case resumed yesterday with the testimony of the 3rd witness for the prosecution, Cadet ASP Samba Jawo.
Mr. Jawo cast his mind back to the month of July 2009. He said while in his office at the Fraud Squad Unit at the Police headquarters, he was instructed by his Officer Commanding to obtain cautionary statement from the accused person, which he said, he did in the presence of an independent witness.
"I signed and both the accused person and the independent witness signed," he told the court.
At that point, the Principal Magistrate Edrissa E. F. Mbai adjourned the case to 17th August 2009.