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Ensa Badjie and Co trial resumes

Aug 5, 2011, 1:27 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The trial involving former police chief Ensa Badjie and Tijan Badjie, former head of the police prosecution unit Banjul division, resumed yesterday at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before acting-Principal Magistrate Alagba.

Ensa Badjie and Tijan Badjie were earlier indicted on a four-count charge of conspiracy to defeat justice, destroying evidence, abuse of office and deceiving witness.

Continuing his testimony under cross-examination, prosecution witness Musa Suso told the court that he gave evidence in the false information trial involving the then crime management co-ordinator Burama Dibba, at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before the then Principal Magistrate Kayode Olajabutu.

Defence counsel Borry Touray then put it to him that the only prosecution witness who testified in that case was Benedict Jammeh, but Suso maintained that he testified in that case.

0At that juncture, the defence counsel applied for the record of proceedings in the Burama Dibba case to be brought before the court.

The defence counsel’s application was granted and the trial magistrate ordered that the record of the proceedings be brought before the court.

The case was then adjournment till 17 August 2011.