Protocol officer says her signature forged to obtain diplomatic passport

Protocol officer says her signature forged to obtain diplomatic passport

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By Bruce Asemota

Ndey Awa Cham, a protocol officer at the Office of the President, has told the Banjul High Court that her signature was forged to obtain a diplomatic passport for one Bakary Susso.

Ms Cham made this disclosure yesterday before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh while giving evidence in the trial of the state against Mansa Sumareh a former driver of President Barrow, and Ebrima Sanneh a protocol officer at the ministry of foreign affairs.

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She recalled that in 2019 while she was at MDI, she received a call from the police headquarters requesting her presence there.

Upon arrival, she said she met the two accused persons and was interrogated by the police who instructed her to write a statement. She said she had no “working or administrative relations” with either Sumareh or Sanneh.

She said at the police station she was shown a document which bore her name and signature and that after tests, the police confirmed her signature was a forgery.

She said she had never met Bakary Susso, the applicant for the diplomatic passport.

Hearing continues on 7th March.