The three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining goods by false pretence and theft trial against Tina Faal, former nominated National Assembly Member (NAM), was adjourned by Principal Magistrate Kebba Baldeh of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
The case was slated at 11am for hearing from a new witness but failed to proceed. According to judicial sources, a memo was served for the court not to hold any sitting until 1pm, warranting the adjournment of the case to 26th October 2016.
Tina Faal is said to have conspired with one Babanding Sissoho, to wit, sold various parts of Boeing 727-234 SN 2216-55V TPA aircraft to one Alhagie Omar Keita with intent to defraud, sometime between 2014 and 2016 in Banjul and diverse places. The aircraft is said to be the property of O’ Corporation Company Ltd.
With intent to defraud, Mrs Faal is also charged for selling various parts of Boeing 727-234 SN 2216-55V TPA aircraft belonging to O’ Corporation Company Ltd of Ireland by Sheriff Sale to one Alhagie Omar Keita, when she fully knew or had reason to believe that the said flight was sold by the Sheriff of The Gambia by way of public auction.
On count three, she is said to have, with intent to permanently deprive through fraudulence, stolen and sold various parts of Boeing 727-234 SN 2216-55V TPA aircraft belonging to O’ Corporation Company Ltd of Ireland by Sheriff Sale to Alhagie Omar Keita, when she fully knew or had reason to believe that the said flight was bought by O’ Corporation Company from the Sheriff of The Gambia by way of public auction. She has denied culpability of all the charges.
In a separate case, the trial of Sulayman Hydara, proprietor of Hydara Foreign Exchange Bureau, also failed to proceed before the same court. The case was set for the testimony of the first prosecution witness.
It is alleged that sometime in the month of April, 2016 in Banjul, Ansumana Tunkara, one of Hydara’s agents in Dubai received an amount of one hundred thousand US Dollars from one Suwaibou Gumaneh for onward transmission to one Lagami Touray, the beneficiary, which he failed to deliver. He has denied the charge.
The case is adjourned to 26th October 2016 at 12.30.
by Lama s Jallow &