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Benedict Jammeh granted D5M bail

Apr 24, 2013, 9:36 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Justice M. Abdullahi of the Banjul High Court yesterday granted bail to Benedict Jammeh, former director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency, NDEA.

This was after defence counsel Badou S.M. Conteh filed a bail application before the court, which delivered its ruling during the hearing of the application.

Benedict Jammeh was arraigned alongside other former senior officers of the NDEA at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court and charged with eleven counts including economic crime.

Justice M Abdoulahi, in making the order, stated: “Upon hearing the arguments of counsel, B.S.M Conteh with L. Farage (applicant’s counsel) and S.H Barkum (respondent’s counsel) on an originating summons”, it is hereby ordered that:

The applicant is released on bail in the sum of D5,000,000 and two sureties in like sum.

The sureties must be owners of properties situated within the Greater Banjul area whose collective value shall not be less than D5,000, 000.

The sureties shall deposit the title documents in respect of the properties mentioned above with the Principal Registrar of the High Court.

The applicant shall surrender all his travel documents with the Principal Registrar of the High Court.

The applicant shall report and continue to report to the Inspector General of Police every Monday and Friday of the week.

And the Principal Registrar of the High Court shall verify the value of the properties whose documents are deposited and prepare a certificate of verification to that effect.