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Ex-Agriculture officials’ case adjourned

Oct 8, 2012, 10:41 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The case involving eight former senior officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and a businessman Friday resumed before Justice Emmanuel Ahmadi of the Brikama High Court.

However, the case could not proceed on the grounds that the prosecution’s witness was not in court.

When the case was called, Simon Abi, deputy Director of Special Litigation, applied for an adjournment on the grounds that his witness was absent.

The case was then adjourned to 10 October 2012, for continuation.

The accused persons are Bakary Trawally, former permanent secretary, Momodou Mbye Jabang, former program coordinator, Modou Lamin Ceesay, businessman, Hawa Saye Touray, former supplies officer, Kekoi Kuyateh, former deputy permanent secretary, Dr Amadou Sowe, former permanent secretary, Dr Mustapha Ceesay, former deputy director of NARI, Seedy Jarju and Yusupha Jawara.

They were charged with five counts of economic crime, two counts of negligence of official duty and three counts of uttering false documents, charges they all denied.