Jan 21, 2021, 11:31 AM
Eight rooms were burnt to ashes in Lamin Koto Jabbi Kunda when fire engulfed the compound in Sami District, Central River Region (CRR) North of The Gambia. It was reported that the fire was caused by an electric spark.
Mr. Touray, who was dragged to the court by The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), was charged with three counts such as; falsification of custom documents contrary to Section 242 (1) of the Customs and Exercise Act. On count (2), he was charged with forgery of official documents contrary to section (318) and punishable under section 324 of the criminal Code Cap 10 volume 111 laws of The Gambia and count (3), uttering false document contrary to section (328) of the criminal code, Cap10, Volume111 laws of The Gambia.
When the charge sheet was read to him and interpreted, he pleaded guilty to all three counts.
The presiding Magistrate Jobarteh sentenced the accused to pay the following fines: Count (1), D10,000 in default to serve 2 years in imprisonment. Count (2), D20,000 in default to serve 2 years in jail and count (3), D20,000 in default to serve 2 years in imprisonment with all counts to run concurrently. The Gambia Revenue Authority GRA was represented by one of their legal officers, Modou Njie.
Director of Operations at Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG), Ebrima Drammeh alias Jim Drammeh, yesterday testified before the TRRC on issues surrounding the 1996 Farafenni Military Barack attack and the 2006 Ndure Cham abortive coup.
Fafa Ceesay, a Gambian businessman who is also a politician has emphasised that rural transformation is among the top priorities of President Adama Barrow’s government. He added that currently there is an unprecedented development ongoing in rural Gambia in terms of roads, bridges among others.
Eric Yaw, a Ghanaian who survived the alleged massacre of more than 50 West African migrants in July 2005 by Gambian authorities yesterday told the TRRC that he was electrocuted in his genital at the cells of the Gambia Police Headquarters in Banjul.