Court admits clothes presented to UDP activist in NIA trial

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The presiding Judge Kumba Sillah-Camara yesterday admitted a long trouser and a long sleeves shirt purported given to Ebrima Jabang, the 16th prosecution witness in the ongoing criminal trial involving the State and nine former officials of NIA as Exhibit “D” and further admitted a ‘kaftan’ and a long trouser as ID “2”.

The Septuagenarian, Ebrima Jabang, who testified that he was beaten at the NIA headquarters in Banjul whilst his legs were tied up to his neck said the man who introduced himself as a doctor gave him the long sleeves shirt and a long trouser to wear after the real clothes he had worn into the NIA headquarters in Banjul were bloodstained.

Ebrima Jabang after describing the clothes that were given to him by the man who introduced himself as doctor proceeded to identify the long trouser and a long sleeves shirt as the very clothes.

The witness, however, identified the ‘kaftan’ and a long trouser as the clothes given to Kafu Bayo, his co-detainee at the NIA headquarters by the man who introduced himself as a doctor.

Prior to admitting the clothes as Exhibit “D” and ID “2”, defence counsel for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd accused persons raised objection to the admissibility of the clothes but was overruled by presiding judge, Kumba Sillah-Camara.

Hearing continues on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Author: Bruce Asemota