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Benedict Jammeh, others charged at High Court

Apr 26, 2013, 11:00 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The state yesterday filed an indictment against Benedict Jammeh, former director general of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), and others at the Banjul High Court before Justice M. Abdoulah.

The accused persons, which include Abdoulie Ceesay, former NDEA public relations officer, and Commissioner Yusupha Jatta, former head of the NDEA in the West Coast Region, were earlier arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates Court, and charged with eleven counts, which included economic crime.

However, the latest charges before the High Court were not read to the accused persons yesterday.

When the case was called, Benedict Jammeh and Abdoulie Ceesay got into the box, but their plea was not taken, and the case was adjourned till 30 April 2013, for plea taking.

Commissioner Yusupha Jatta was not in court at the time when the case was being called.

 It would be recalled that the court at the last adjournment date warned the state that should it fail to file a bill of indictment by yesterday, it would strike out the case until the prosecution is ready.