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Trial of King Colley and others begins

Oct 20, 2011, 12:16 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The trial on charges of conspiracy and economic crime involving ASP King Colley, Ousman Manjang and Abdou William commenced yesterday at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

Testifying as the first prosecution witness (PW1), one Omar Sallah told the court that he is an insurance agent and that, in July 2011, some police officers introduced to him said that they were from Bundung Police Station.

“At the Bundung Police Station, I was asked whether I know one Jerreh Touray. I replied in the affirmative,” the witness stated, adding that Jerreh gave him D30,000 for the insurance of two vehicles.

He said he went straight to Lamin King Colley at Brikama Police Station, and made a direct payment to him.

The witness added that Lamin King Colley gave him a disk and D3,000 as a gift, and he later went home.

He said he went to the 1st accused because he was his boss at the Gambia Football Association.

Sallah further told the court that he knew Lamin King Colley as a licensing officer, and also knew that licence and road tax are paid to the GRA.

The case continues on 2 November 2011.

According to the charge sheet on count one, Lamin King Colley, Ousman Manjang and Abdou Willam, between 2010 and 2011, conspired among themselves to cause economic loss to the Government of The Gambia.

Count two stated that by means of false declaration of licence and road tax they caused losses to the economy of The Gambia.  

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