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Bun Sanneh & co case continues

Dec 15, 2011, 1:16 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The case involving former executive director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency, Ibrahim Bun Sanneh, and four others yesterday continued at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

Continuing his defence testimony under cross-examination, Sanneh told the court that when he received information that the exhibits at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court were tampered with by the court staff, he took action.

He added that he had never suppressed nor concealed any vital information that can be used as evidence in court.

Bun Sanneh further told the court that he referred Marie Sanneh, the fourth accused person, to go the accountant, the fifth accused person, Seedy Bojang, and make a payment of D150, 000.

Ms Sanneh did not came back to him to inform him that she had paid D140, 000, instead of D150, 000.

He added that he only saw that receipt at the NIA, when he was arrested, adding that Ms Sanneh had come to his office demanding part of the money she had paid, and he (Bun Sanneh) directed her to the accountant.

Still under cross-examination, Bun Sanneh said the money which was paid by Marie Sanneh could not be referred to as the money of the state, because it was incomplete.

He added that the NDEA had contracted Alieu Samba to supply them with 350 handcuffs, which amounted to D350, 000, and that he made a follow up to get all the cuffs supplied.

He denied that he ever demanded D30, 000 from Alieu Samba, as alleged.

He also told the court that Marie Sanneh always calls him by his name, Bun.

 The case continues on 10th January 2012.