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Defence closes case in Ex-IGP Badjie and Co

Dec 11, 2012, 9:47 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Defence counsel B.S. Touray yesterday announced the closure of the defence case in the trial involving former police chief Ensa Badjie, Lt. Col Mam Matarr Secka, former transport commander at the Gambia army and Major Kuluteh Manneh, former military police commander at the Yundum army camp.

The former senior security officers are standing trial under a 51-count charge, at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

When the case was called, the Director of Public Prosecutions, S.H. Barkun, announced his representation for the state, while Lawyer B.S. Touray announced his representation for the 1st and 2nd accused persons, while holding brief for the counsel for the 3rd accused person.

Counsel Touray then asked the prison officer, Alieu B. Colley, to produce the documents, which he did and the defence applied to tender them.

The bunch of documents were admitted and marked as defence exhibits.

Lawyer Borry Touray at that juncture announced the closure of the defence case.

The case was then adjourned till 21 December 2012, for address.

During the proceedings of the case, the prosecution called seventeen witnesses and tendered several exhibits in support of their case, while the defence called twelve witnesses and tendered many exhibits in support of their defence.