Aug 11, 2015, 10:00 AM
The case, which was slated to proceed at 2pm before Justice Abi, could not proceed, as there was a call to the bar ceremony at the High Court Complex in Banjul.
The accused, who was in court with his family, was later told there was a call to the bar ceremony at the grounds.
The particulars of offence stated that Ousman Badjie between 14 to 30 June 2014, in the Gambian Embassy in Paris and diverse places in The Gambia, as the head of mission in France, owing to his “willful negligence”, caused economic loss to the Government of The Gambia to the tune of 27,500 Euros being monies paid by Societe Generale Agence Central Provlvead Haussmann Paris 75009 without authorization to Faisal Bojang, the former Gambian financial attaché to the Gambian Embassy in Paris, France.
Count two stated that on the same dates and at the same place, owing to his “negligence” caused economic loss to the Government of The Gambia to the tune of 34,333,00 Euros being revenue collected but not deposited and other shortages caused by Faisal Bojang, the former finance attaché’ to the Gambian Embassy in Paris, France.
In count three, he was alleged to have willfully neglected to perform his duty to follow up with the Societe Generale Agence Centrale Provlvead Haussmann Paris 750099 to recover the sum of 27,500 Euros being monies paid without authorization to Faisal Bojang.
In count four, Badjie was accused of willfully neglecting to perform his duty, consequent upon which Faisal Bojang caused shortages in the sum of 34,333 Euros in the Embassy account.
Count five alleged that Badjie willfully neglected to perform his duty to pursue the police declaration that the signature of the Deputy Head of Mission was forged, and thereby committed an offence.