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EX-IGP Badjie abuse of office trial reaches climax

Sep 28, 2011, 12:55 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Borry Touray, defence counsel for the embattled former Inspector General of Police, Ensa Badjie, on Monday informed the Banjul Magistrates’ Court that the defence had closed its case in the abuse of office trial involving the former police chief.

When the case was announced, Lawyer Borry Touray announced his representation for the accused person, and told the court that the last witness that testified has been cross-examined in his absence, and that there was no need for re-examination.

He told the court that it was the case for the defence, and craved the court’s indulgence to grant him an adjournment to file the defence address.

The application was granted, and the case was then adjourned to 11 October 2011.

The particulars of offence alleged that in 2009, in the Kanifing Municipality , 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.