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Transport Union president dragged to court over false information

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Mr Ousman Drammeh is facing four count charges, which emanated from a petition he sent last year to the said office against rival association president, Mumine Sey, of the Gambia National Transport Control Association. 

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Details of the indictment revealed that Mr Drammeh alleged Mr Sey of conniving with some senior police officers to forcefully remove Filijeh Nyassi as the president; and that he had for fifteen years collected monies for various car parks within the Kanifing municipality without accounting for it. 

Mr Drammeh is also alleged to have further said in the petition that Mr Sey had ‘liberalised the Gambia transport sector by giving priority to foreign trucks over Gambian-owned trucks’.

The transport union president, however, pleaded not guilty. Although he has not secured the services of a lawyer, he was granted bail in the sum of D200,000 with two Gambian sureties, who shall swear to an affidavit. The defendant was also ordered to surrender his travelling documents to the registrar of the court. 

The case resumes February 17.

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