Saidy, a Bissau national, was recently arraigned before principal Magistrate
Edrisa Mbye of the Brikama Magistrates' Court charged with being found in
possession of prohibited drugs for the purpose of drug trafficking.
to the particulars of the offence, on 4thApril 2008 at Barra Ferry terminal the accused
was found in possession of 2kg and 540g of cannabis, for the purpose of
trafficking. He denied the charge.
he was remanded in custody until the 25thSeptember 2008 when his trail is expected to
separate but related development, Saikou Camara a drug squared officer also
testified recently at the Brikama Magistrates's Court in trial of one Lawrance
Ofiaqu, a Nigerian national.
testimony Officer Sanna Saidy told the court that on 4thMarch 2008 he obtained the cautionary and
voluntary statements from the accused person. He said prior to the obtaining of
the statements he cautioned the accused in the presence of an independent
witness, which the accused thumb printed, the independent signed and he too
signed as the officer who obtained the statements.
It will be
recalled that the accused Lawrance Ofiaqu was arrested with 600g of cocaine at