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Bun and Co trial adjourned

May 27, 2011, 1:51 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The criminal trial involving Ibrahim Bun Sanneh, former Executive Director of National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) and four others, could not continue yesterday at the High Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Amadi.

When the case was announced, the deputy Director of the Public Prosecutions, S.H. Barhun, told the court that he was applying for an adjournment on the grounds that his witness was in his sick bed.

He said his witness is a handwriting expert, and he wants to tender some documents through him, and urged the court to grant him an adjournment.

In response, defence counsel Kebba Sanyang, told the court that the prosecution should either proceed with the case or close their case.However, the case was ubsequently adjourned till 21 June 2011, for continuation. Ibrahim Bun Sanneh, former NDEA Executive Director, Karamo Bojang, former Deputy Chief of the Agency, Ousman Sanneh, former Commissioner of Operations of the Agency, Seedou Bojang, the Agency's accountant, and one Marie Sanneh, were indicted by state prosecutors under a 30-count charge.The alleged offences include conspiracy to commit felony, stealing by person in public service, aiding and abetting, unlawful possession of fire arm, unlawful possession of live ammunitions, concealment and destroying of evidence, official corruption, abuse of office and committing economic crimes, obtaining money by false pretence, making document without authority, among others.