GPA staff faces D6M economic crime charge
Friday, February 10, 2012
staff of the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) has been charged with economic crime. Jabou
Jammeh was arraigned Thursday at the Special Criminal Court (SCC) in Banjul
presided over by Justice Emmanuel Nkea, to answer to a one-count economic
particulars of the offence revealed that the accused person, Jabou Jammeh,
between the months of January and August 2011, while in the employment of the
GPA caused a loss of D6, 631, 942.64 (Six million, six hundred and thirty one
thousand, nine hundred and forty two dalasis and sixty-four bututs)being the property of the Gambia Ports
Authority (GPA), contrary to Section 5 (b) of the Economic Crime Act, Laws of
case file was called, the accused was asked if she has any legal
representation. She replied that Lawyer Kebba Sanyang was on his way to the
court. However, the lawyer was nowhere to be seen, which prompted the judge to
order the accused to take her plea to the charge pressed against her. Jammeh then
pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The court granted her bail in the sum of D10Mwith two Gambian sureties who must provide two landed properties located within the Greater Banjul Area. She was also ordered to deposit all her travelling documents with the court.
However, prior to the grant of the bail, Justice Nkea asked the accused whether she was on bail at the time of coming to the court in which the accused person replied in the affirmative. She said she was arrested and detained for some days in August 2011 and later granted a police bail.
Author: Sanna Jawara