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D-Day in trial of Former NDEA bosses

May 16, 2012, 12:36 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The Special Criminal Court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Nkea is  today expected to deliver judgment in the case involving former top brass of the National Drug Enforcement Agency, NDEA.

Ibrahim Bun Sanneh, former NDEA executive director, Karamo Bojang former deputy chief of the agency, Ousman Sanneh, the agency’s former commissioner of operations, Seedou Bojang, the agency’s accountant, and one Marie Sanneh, were indicted under a 30-count charge.

The offences alleged included 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.

Today’s judgment will bring an end to a marathon trial which saw the prosecution led by the Director of Public Prosecutions, SH Barkun call seventeen witnesses and tender several exhibits, while the accused persons testified in their own defence and called witnesses.

At the end of the trial both sides addressed the court orally.