By Ousman Seckan
A man residing in Manjai has been accused of stealing over Forty thousand Dalasi (D40.000.00) from his employer, one Sulayman Junkung Sawaneh.
The accused, who was employed to sell fish upcountry, is alleged to have committed the act on Saturday in Sankandi village after sales.
Sawaneh, a resident of Bakoteh Layout alleged that the suspect whom he employed absconded with his money at Sankandi village in the Lower River Region, after “tricking” the driver he was working with.
“He asked the driver to lend him his phone in order to call somebody who was supposed to give him money, but only to disappear into thin air and subsequently switched off the driver’s phone, so that the driver would not be able to communicate,’’ he lamented.
Sawaneh expressed his disappointment in the suspect.
‘’He is a very wicked person. He took all the money and the driver’s mobile phone leaving him empty-handed. It would have been better, if he had given at least One thousand Dalasi to the driver to buy fuel,’’ Sawaneh bewailed.
Ebrima Conteh, the driver, confirmed the incident.
“He [suspect] left me in the vehicle claiming that he was speaking to someone on my mobile phone who was supposed to give him money, when he was actually absconding,’’ he said.
The suspect was hired a few weeks ago and attached to the driver to be buying fish from Tanji and selling them in different parts of rural Gambia, until this incident.
The matter was reported to Sankandi police station for investigation. However, efforts to get the comments of the police spokesperson on the matter were unsuccessful.