Jan 5, 2012, 1:26 PM
presiding judge, Justice O. Ottaba of the High Court in Banjul, yesterday
adjourned action on the bail application filed by the former minister of
petroleum, Sira Wally Ndow-Njai, Momodou O.S Badjie and Noah Touray, on which
he was expected to give his ruling.
This followed the adoption of brief of arguments filed by the applicants and the state.
The applicants: Sira Wally Ndow-Njai, Momodou O.S. Badjie and Noah Touray are still being held at the Mile 2 Prison, following their alleged involvement in the crude oil saga.
During yesterday’s sitting, lawyer A.A.B Gaye adopted the brief of arguments and the reply on points of law the defence team filed on behalf of the 1st accused, Sira Wally Ndow-Njai.
He urged the court to accept the defence arguments and the authorities cited, thus inviting the court to exercise its discretion and admit the 1st accused to bail on reasonable terms.
Lawyer L.S. Camara also adopted brief of arguments the defence team filed on behalf of the 2nd and 9th accused, Momodou O.S. Badjie and Noah Touray respectively.
Lawyer Camara asked the court to exercise its discretion in favour of the two accused persons, and grant the application as prayed.
The DPP also moved to adopt the state/ respondent brief of arguments and asked the court to exercise its discretion in the circumstances.
Meanwhile, the presiding Judge announced that all the brief of arguments filed by both the applicants and the state were deemed to be adopted.
The case was adjourned until 6 December 2016, for the judge to give his ruling.