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Bun Sanneh & Co trial resumes

Oct 5, 2010, 12:06 PM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah & Malamin Conteh

The trial on a 30-count indictment of Ibrahim Bun Sanneh, former Executive Director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), and four others yesterday resumed at the high court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Amadi.

The other accused persons are: Karamo Bojang, ex deputy NDEA Executive Director, Ousman Sanneh, ex NDEA Director of Operation, Marie Sanneh, and Seedy Bojang ex NDEA accountant.

They are facing charges ranging from conspiracy to commit felony, stealing by person in public service, aiding and abetting, unlawfully possession of fire arm, unlawfully possession of live ammunitions, concealment and destroying of evidence, official corruption, to abuse of office and committing economic crimes, obtaining money by false pretence, to making document without authority and forgery.

When the hearing resumed yesterday, Principal State Counsel S.H. Barkun announced his representation for the state while lawyer L.K. Mboge announced his representation for the accused persons.

Justice Amadi then asked the state prosecutor whether he was ready to proceed with his case, and SH Barkun in reply said he had two witnesses in court, and was ready to proceed with the matter.

The presiding judge then asked the 1st accused, Bun Sanneh, about his health condition, and Bun said he was feeling good.

However, Justice Amadi after looking at Bun Sanneh said he will give him time to recover well, and subsequently adjourned the case to 26, 29 October and 2nd November 2010 for continuation of the hearing.