Thursday, April 7, 2011

Magistrate’s absence holds back GNOC trial

Beatrice Allen
The Clerk of the District Court in Kanifing has adjourned the trial of three top officials of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) on April 4, 2011.
The decision followed the absence of the District Magistrate presiding over the case; Sheriff B. Tabally. No reason was advanced as to what prompted the “no Show” of Magistrate Tabally.
Our reporter said the 1st Vice President of the GNOC Beatrice Allen, Accountant Officer Muhammad Janneh and Treasurer Ousman Wadda are standing trial on one count of theft. They have since pleaded not guilty to the charge and are being represented by Counsel Ida Drammeh.

The particular of offence stated that Beatrice Allen, Muhammad Janneh and Ousman Wadda sometime in 2010 at the GNOC in the Kanifing Municipality, Republic of The Gambia, being employees of GNOC stole an amount of D34, 000.00 (thirty four thousand Dalasis), which is falsely claimed to have been allowances due to Langtombong Tamba (former president) thereby committed an offence. The case continues on 13th April, 2011. Source – The Voice Newspaper

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