In former KMC Mayor’s case

Friday, October 12, 2007

Witness ordered to produce financial document

The Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Principal Magistrate Moses Richards, yesterday ordered Alagie Gibril Njie, the first prosecurtion witness in the on-going D4 million alleged theft case against Alieu Momar Njie, former   Mayor of the Kanifing Municipal Council, to produce the original financial documents of the Gambia Scout Association, before the court on the next adjourned date.

Principal Magistrate Richards made this order after the prosecution acknowledged the receipt and signing of a list of all financial documents of the Scout Association from M A Cham, the former Financial Commissioner of the association- a photocopy of which was tendered for identification.

Continuing his testimony yesterday, Gibril Njie, said though he had signed for the receipt of financial documents of   the Scout Association from 2001 to 2005, but he never verified the authenticity of the   documents.

Mr Njie further confirmed that he was detained at the Serrekunda Police Station, because he   had refused to hand over certain documents in his possession.

He added that he was not the Financial Commissioner between 2003 to 2004, but was part of the financial committee, set up by the Gambia Scout Association.

Mr Njie told the court that all the monies withdrawn from the Association’s accounts were withdrawn in cheques. He revealed that he had given Augustus Prom, all the necessary financial documents that he needed for his auditing exercise.

Badou Conteh, Counsel for Alieu Momar Njie,   put to the prosecution withness, Alagie Gibril Njie that it is because of his incompetence that has led to financial mismanagement at the Association, but Mr Njie replied in the negative.

Author: by Buya Jammeh
Source: The Daily Observer Newspaper