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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

‘Hospitalised’ GRA boss delays Jobarteh’s trial

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However, State Counsel AA Ceesay told Justice Mikhailu Abdulai that the witness, Ansumana Trawally was not well and was hospitalised. 

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Trawally is the state’s first witness in the trial of former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Lamin Jobarteh.

Mr Jobarteh is already serving a two-year jail term after being convicted by the Special Criminal Court Division of the high court. He is now standing trial on three counts of false information and economic crime. 

He is accused of recklessly causing monetary loss to GRA by constituting a taskforce which re-assessed and reviewed downward the tax liability of several tax defaulters as found by the Tax Commission.

State prosecutors charged Mr Jobarteh with lying to the Office of the President that over D200 million had been recovered from the tax defaulters and deposited into the GRA account at Guaranty Trust Bank. He denied any wrong doing. The case will resume on June 17.

 

By Binta Bah

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