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Ensa Badjie abuse of office case continues

Sep 1, 2011, 12:32 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The trial for alleged abuse of office involving Ensa Badjie, the former police chief, continued on Monday at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Tabally.

Testifying under cross-examination, Babucarr Darboe, the second defence witness (DW2), told the court that he knew the accused person, Ensa Badjie, when Badjie was the station officer at the Tallinding Police Station.

“I have never visited the accused person since we knew each other. I only visited him once, since I knew him. This was when I was coming from the beach one day,” he said.

The witness told the court that he was present when Ensa Badjie received a phone call from one Ousman Jammeh alias ‘Baka’, when he (Badjie) was at his Kotu residence.

Asked by the prosecutor, how did he knew that Ensa Badjie was speaking with ‘Baka’, the defence witness two told the court that Badjie was speaking loudly, and was calling the name of ‘Baka’.

Told by the prosecutor that he was not telling the court the truth, and that Badjie was his friend, DW2 said he had sworn to the Qur’an to speak the truth and nothing but the truth.

Hearing continues on 12 September 2011.

According to the particulars of offence, in 2009 in the Kanifing Muncipality , the accused person, Ensa Badjie, by virtue of his position as the Inspector General of Police, ordered the release of one Ousman Jammeh alias ‘Baka’, who was held for a traffic offence, along

Kairaba Avenue
and thereby committed an offence .