Sep 26, 2008, 6:13 AM
The case involving one Musa Sanneh, an officer of Operation Bulldozer, Monday failed to proceed at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Tabally.
Musa Sanneh was accused on three counts of abuse of office, corrupt practices and destroying evidence, charges he had denied.
The case failed to proceed due to the absence of the defence counsel, Moses Richards.
When the case was announced, the prosecuting officer, Inspector Jammeh, informed the court that the prosecution had served the defence counsel with the documents.
He said the prosecution was bound to respect the court’s order, adding that he believed the defence counsel should apologise to the court for his earlier statement.
He said his witnesses were always in court.
Magistrate Tabally said the case would be adjourned and if the counsel failed to come on the next adjournment date, the court shall discharge the witness.
The case was then adjourned till 15 October 2012.
The charge sheet on count one stated that the accused, Musa Sanneh, on 11 August 2012 at Manjai Kunda in the Kanifing Municipality, being employed in the public service of The Gambia, sold drugs (heroin) to one Vesna Milosavljevic, for the purpose of gaining money, which he knew or had reason to believe was against the function of his office.
Count two stated that he received D12,700 from the said Vesna Milosavljevic, being the proceeds of the drugs (heroin) that he gave her.
Count three read that on the same day at Operation Bulldozer based in Banjul, he unlawfully took drugs (heroin) from the exhibits’ store and sold it to the said Vesna, when he knew same to be an exhibit.