Gumbo Touray’s criminal trial resumes
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The criminal trial involving the state against Gumbo Touray, the former director of International Affairs at the University of The Gambia last Tuesday resumed at the Banjul Magistrates Court, presided over by Principal Magistrate Taiwo Ade Alagbe. When the case came up, the sixth prosecution witness (PW6) mounted the witness box and identified himself as Abubacarr Abdoulie Senghore, a resident of Latrikunda German, the head of the faculty of Law and a lecturer at the University of The Gambia.
PW6 identified the accused and further said that the accused was his co-worker at the UTG. According to him, there was a time PEC parliamentarians came to the UTG and they held a meeting at the office of the vice chancellor where they spoke about many issues of the university in which the accused also raised concerns regarding some issues in the UTG but he could remember only two.
He said one of the issues he raised was about a denial of podium when he travelled with a colleague to Norway. Adding that the other issue the accused raised was about the distribution of vehicles in the university because a director of finance was appointed and was given a vehicle when he (the accused) has served the UTG for years and he is not given a vehicle. He further stated that he (the accused) suggested to put all his complains on written and attach some other documents to back it and the parliamentarians agreed. At that juncture, the case was adjourned to 2nd February 2012 for continuation.
Author: Fatou Sowe