Jun 24, 2008, 6:24 AM
Senior Magistrate Lamin Mb’ai of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court yesterday ruled that the four prison officers charged with eight counts of criminal offences had a case to answer.
The accused persons are ASP Abdoulie Bojang, Solo Manga, Bakary Jammeh and Buba Badjie, all officers of the Gambia Prison Service.
They were charged with eight counts ranging from destroying evidence, to introduction or removal of prohibited articles into and from Prison, official corruption, and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanour.
Delivering his ruling, the trial magistrate stated that he had listened to the submission of the no-case-to answer by the defence counsel, S. Gaye.
He said he had come to the conclusion that he believed there was enough evidence to ask the accused persons to open their defence.
He consequently overruled the defence’s no-case submission and called on the accused persons to enter into their defence.
The case was at that juncture adjourned till 4 December 2013, for defence.