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Ensa Badjie and Co case progresses

Jan 17, 2012, 1:14 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The case involving Ensa Badjie, former police chief, and two other senior military officers, namely Lt Col Matarr Secka and Major Kuluteh Manneh, proceeded yesterday at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

The tenth prosecution witness (PW10), Omar Krubally, told the court that he is a driver at the police garage in Kanifing, and knew the 1st accused, Ensa Badjie.

He told the court that he also knew one Babucarr Kah and that, on 30 May 2009, Babucarr Kah gave him an order to go to Commissioner Biran Mbye for him to assign him some police officers for them to go to Gacem cement company.

He said they went to Gacem where they collected 200 bags of cement, and took it to Ensa Badjie’s compound at Bato Kunku village and placed it there.

“On May 2009, I also received the same order from my commanding officer, Babucarr Kah, to go to Biran Mbye, and collect fuel from him and go back to Gacem and collect 150 bags of cement, and took it to Ensa Badjie’s compound at Bato Kunku village,” he further told the court.

PW10 added that on 6 August 2009, his commanding officer, Babucarr Kah, instructed him to go to Gacem and collect another 200 bags of cement for Ensa Badje, and took it to Ensa Badjie’s compound at Bato Kunku.

He said the total bags of cement he collected from Gacem for former IGP Ensa Badje was 500 bags of cement, and that the registration number of the truck that they used to transport the cement from Gacem to Ensa Badjie’s compound was BJL 1242B.

Under cross-examination, the witness told the court that he did not know whether the cement was a gift or it was purchased, adding that he did not use the truck for any reason other than transporting the cement to Bato Kunku.

The case continues on 26 January 2012.

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