Thursday, July 28, 2011
D2.5 Million Bail Bond for Ex-Finance PS
Remanded for more than a week at the Mile 2 Central Prison, the ex-Permanent Secretary for Finance has being released on bail to an amount of D2.5 million, one Gambian surety who must deposit his title deed and the accused to deposit all international documents to the registrar at the High Court in Banjul.
His released followed a motion supported by 13 paragraphs file by his counsel, Pap Cheyassin Secka. “The motion states that the accused be granted bail pending the filing of new indictments against him,” Secka added.
“And we are ready, able and willing to satisfy any bail condition,” he adduced.
The ex-PS is yet to enter his plea as the state is yet to file new indictments after the the transfer of the case to the High Court.
It could be recalled that Serign Cham was earlier arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on Monday 4 July on suspicion of economic crime for allegedly authorizing the sale of a developed plot of land in Kanifing Estate at the sum of D250, 000, 00.
The case continues October 17, 2011 for hearing.