Tina Faal’s Trial Stalls

Tina Faal’s Trial Stalls

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The criminal trial involving Tina Faal, a former nominated National Assembly member last Thursday could not progress after it was announced that the trial Principal Magistrate Omar Cham was engaged in other official matters.

The case which is being tried at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court was set for continuation for the hearing of the first prosecution witness, Ebou Badjie who is the assistant registrar at the General Registry office of the Ministry of Justice.

The former nominated National Assembly Member, 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 had denied culpability of all the charges.

The case was adjourned for hearing.

by Lama S Jallow