The five men- Saihou Ceesay, Baboucarr Sowe, Musa Jarjue,
Masaneh Manka and Ansu Sanyang- arrested for falsely claiming kindred with Col.
Ndure Cham, the fugitive former Chief of Defence Staff, first appeared before
Principal Magistrate Buba Jawo on 13thMarch
2008 for claiming to have ties with the former Chief of Defence staff, for the
purpose of enhancing their chances as asylum seekers in the Ukraine, a charge
they all pleaded not guilty to.
Prosecutor ASP Bojang then applied to the court to adjourn
the case to bring the necessary witnesses to testify. The application was
granted and the case was adjourned to 31stMarch 2008,
for continuation. On resumption yesterday, Prosecutor ASP Bojang again applied
for the case to be adjourned to enable the prosecution to proceed.
Ansu Sanyang and Musa Jarjue informed the court that they
had hired Borry Toury to defend them while Masaneh Manka said his family
members were making arrangements to also hire Borry Toury as his counsel.
As a result, the case was adjourned to 14thApril 2008