Another setback in Pre-Mix D33M Theft Trial

Another setback in Pre-Mix D33M Theft Trial

The D33 Million theft trial involving Babucarr Badjie, former Finance Officer at the Associated Pre-Mix Oil Company on Tuesday suffered another setback at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court presided over by the Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke.

Readers could recall that on the last proceeding of the case, the Operation Manager of the Company Ousman Janneh, who testified as PW3 in the case told the Court that the D33 Million theft charge leveled against Babucarr Badjie by the prosecution was wrong.

Janneh who also doubles as the Internal Auditor of the said company informed the court that he made findings of the accused persons banking transactions of which he found out that there was a grand shortage of D33 Million and a net daily surplus of over D29 Million, making a deficit of D3, 687, 807. 00.

He queried that the accused should be charged with the deficit of over D3 Million and not D33 Million as charged by the prosecution.

The accused person who has spent over 8months in remand for not fulfilling his bail condition of D35 Million granted to him by the court has now made an application through his lawyer Pa Harry Jammeh to review his bail condition at the instance of the new development.

The court is now expected to deliver a ruling on the application as to whether to review Badjie’s bail condition or not.

The case is now set to proceed on Monday the 21st November after is suffered series of non proceeding.

By Meita Touray