Prosecution Closes Case in ex- GRA Officer’s Trial

By Mamadou Dem

Police prosecuting officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Musa Camara in the trial of the former deputy commissioner of enforcement, the Gambia Revenue Authority, Veronic Carayol, yesterday informed the subordinate court in Banjul that they had  now closed their case.

Mrs Veronic Carayol was earlier arraigned on September 23rd, this year, at the magistrate court in Banjul charged with several counts including, unlawful publication, abuse of office, false information and corrupt practices, charges she denied and was granted bail in the sum of a million dalasis with two Gambian sureties.

In trying to build a prima facie case, the prosecution presented six witnesses and tendered hosts of exhibits against Mrs Carayol.  Upon announcement of prosecution’s closure of their case, her attorney, Hawa Sisay Sabally, disclosed to the court that she would file a ‘no-case submission’ for the accused not to enter her defence and narrate the side of their case..

Magistrate Jackline Nixon Hakim, who presided over the case, gave ample time to both parties to file their briefs and consequently adjourned the matter to December 16 for adoption of briefs.