Senior Bailiff Testifies in Tina Faal’s Case

Senior Bailiff Testifies in Tina Faal’s Case

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A senior bailiff attached at the Sheriff Division at the Supreme Court in Banjul on Wednesday testified at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court as the third prosecution witness in a theft trial involving Tina Faal, a former nominated National Assembly Member.

Testifying before acting  Principal Magistrate Kebba Baldeh, Alieu Ceesay told the court that he has  been working under the Sheriff Division for twelve years and that his responsibility entails the execution of court orders and sale of properties.

He claimed to have known O’ Corporation Company limited, saying the company was the highest bidder in one of a Sheriff Auction.

Ceesay told the court that before any auction takes effect where a property is attached, advertisement would be prepared to sell the property. He said that O’ Corporation Company had bidden an aircraft weighing 7 to 7 TPA.

In June this year, prosecutors dragged Faal to court on allegation of conspiring 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, she 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 belief 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 belief that the said flight was bought by O’ Corporation Company from the Sheriff of The Gambia by way of public auction. She denied culpability of all the charges.

The matter is adjourned to 8th November 2016.

by Lama S  Jallow