Aug 8, 2008, 7:20 AM
A charge of common assault was yesterday brought at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Nkea, against one Omar Jammeh, a National Intelligence Agency (NIA) operative.
Omar Jammeh was charged alongside Lamin Darboe, a senior NIA operative, Ebrima Drammeh, alias Gim, (NDEA) Commissioner for Kanifing Division, and Edrissa Jobe alias Alagie Morr, former head of Special Operations Unit at the NIA.
During yesterday’ proceedings, D. O. Kulo, the Director of Special Litigation at Attorney General’s Chambers, told the court that the prosecution was applying to amend the charges against the accused persons.
He added that the prosecution had filed fresh charges, and that he wanted the accused persons to take their plea on the new charges.
The charge sheet on count one alleged that the accused persons, Lamin Darboe, Ebrima Drammeh and Edrisa Jobe, in May 2009 at the NIA head office in Banjul, conspired among themselves to cause injuries to the person of Lamin Kabou and Lamin Sima.
Count two further alleged that the three accused persons, Lamin Darboe, Ebrima Drammeh and Edrisa Jobe, in May 2009 at the NIA head office in
Count three also alleged that the three accused persons, Lamin Darboe, Ebrima Drammeh and Edrisa Jobe, in May 2009, unlawfully wounded one Lamin Kabou by beating him with fist blows, an electric cable and metals.
According to the particulars of the offence, on count four, in May 2009 at Brikama in the West Coast Region of the
The accused persons, who were in court without their counsel, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.
Meanwhile, the 4th accused person, Omar Jammeh, who appeared for the first time in court charged with common assault, was granted court bail of D1 million with two Gambian sureties, one of whom must have landed property within the Greater Banjul Area.
The case was adjourned until 24th January 2011 for hearing.