Amadou Samba’s lawyer, Mary Abdoulie Samba on Tuesday accused the lead counsel of the Commission of Inquiry, Amie Bensounda of sensationalising evidence provided by witnesses.
Addressing the court, the outspoken lawyer said: “Counsel is here to help the Commission, not to sensationalise evidence but to rely on the facts as they are.”
Mary’s client is one of the witnesses at the Commission because of his close ties with former President Yahya Jammeh.
It was revealed by other witnesses that Amadou Samba was involved when Jammeh was purchasing Kairaba Beach Hotel, an allegation he vehemently denied.
According to him, he did not sign anything in relation to the hotel adding that he never sat with the former Gambian leader to discuss the sale of Kairaba Beach Hotel.
Mary argued that Mrs Bensounda was eliciting information from witnesses that are of no relevance to the Commission.
Lawyer Mary Aboudlie Samba disclosed to the commissioners that their lead counsel Amie Bensounda, who owns a law firm, was the one involved in the sale of Kairaba Beach Hotel.
“My client has caused a search at the Attorney General’s chamber and it has come to light that Amie Bensounda has prepared documents pertaining to Kairaba Beach Hotel.”
Responding to Mary’s allegations with quiver in her voice, Bensounda said: “I have no concerns or fear about any evidence that anybody may produce because I know I have never acted for ex-President Yahya Jammeh in any capacity. I know I have not acted for any close associate that has been named close associate before this Commission in any capacity whatsoever.”
She continued: “I have no personal interest in this process. I am doing my duty as counsel and I will not hesitate to do what is right and I will not be intimidated.”
But the counsel didn’t deny preparing documents for Kairaba Beach Hotel.