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Defence Counsel to Advise Herself on Expelled NAM Drug Case

Nov 14, 2008, 5:19 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

Lawyer Amie Joof-Conteh, representing the former National Assembly Member for Nainija, Dawda Manneh and Ex-Soldier Demba Baldeh, yesterday told the Banjul Magistrates' Court that she wants time to advise herself on the matters raised during the last sitting of the case.

The State Counsel, Buba Bojang, did not object to the defence counsel's application for an adjournment.

It will be recalled that the former Nianija NAM Dawda Manneh and Ex-Soldier Demba Baldeh were on the 13thSeptember 2008 arrested at SololoVillage in the Central River Region for being in possession of suspected drug (cannabis).

They have since been charged with being in possession of 9kilogram and 240gram of the suspected drug (Cannabis) for purposes of drug trafficking and conspiracy and are currently standing trial at the Banjul Magistrates' Court before Principal Magistrate Edrissa Mbai.

The case had since been adjourned to 20thNovember 2008.