Former NAM’s Trial Adjourned

By Rohey Jadama

The ongoing trial of Mrs. Tina Faal, former nominated Member of the National Assembly and now member of the opposition Gambia Democratic Party (GDP) did not proceed yesterday, 10 August, 2016, as the Magistrate was said to be indisposed.

The case was scheduled to take place before Magistrate Omar Cham of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court at noon yesterday, but the court clerk informed reporters that the trial magistrate is indisposed and not feeling well and as such the case is adjourned to today 11 August, 2016 at 10:30am.

However, Madam Faal was not brought to court yesterday but her defence Attorney Combeh Gaye was seen around the court premises.

It could be recall that Mrs. Faal was released on bail in the sum of D500, 000 (five hundred thousand dalasis) with two Gambian  sureties in like sum deposit title deed within the Greater Banjul Area to the registry of the court and for the accused person to surrender her travel documents to the Registrar of the Court.

On count one, the particulars of offence alleges that the accused sometimes between the year 2014 and 2016 in Banjul and diverse places within the jurisdiction of the court with intent to defraud, conspired with one Babanding Sissoho to wit sold various parts of BOEING 727-234 SN 2216-55V TPA aircraft to one Alhagie Omar Keita being the property of O’ Corporation Company Ltd and thereby committed an offence

The particulars of offence for count two state that the said accused sometimes between the year 2014 and 2016 in Banjul and diverse places within the jurisdiction of the court with intent to defraud sold 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.

It is further alleged by prosecutors on count three that sometimes between the year 2014 and 2016 in Banjul and diverse places within the jurisdiction of the  court the accused with intent to permanently deprive through fraudulence means, stole 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 one 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.

The accused however pleaded not guilty to all the three counts proffered against her.