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Ex-IGP Badjie robbery trial resumes today

Nov 18, 2010, 10:59 AM | Article By: Picture: Ensa Badjie

The robbery trial of former Inspector General of Police Ensa Badjie and Superintendent of Prison Ali Ceesay is expected to resume today at the Special Criminal Court before Justice Ikpala.

Former IGP Badjie and Ali Ceesay were arraigned at the court after being indicted on different counts, including conspiracy to commit a felony, robbery with violence, receiving stolen property, aiding and abetting, robbery, conspiracy to commit misdemeanour, aiding prisoner to escape, official corruption, conspiracy to defeat justice and interference with witnesses, deceiving witnesses, offences relating to judicial proceeding, and using criminal charms, among others.

The case, which has so far heard the testimonies of eleven prosecution witnesses, was adjourned till today for the continuation of the cross-examination of the eleventh prosecution witness, Inspector Abdoulie Sowe, a detective officer attached to Kotu Police Station.

The other witnesses in the trial include the principal witness Soriba Condeh, said to be a convict serving a jail term, Pateh Jallow, the former deputy chief at the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), Muhammed Sillah, a police officer, Muhammed Darboe, a convict, Tony Baba Khan, proprietor of City Pub Bar and Restaurant, Fatou Mendy, Amadou Jallow, and Salieu Baldeh, another convict, among others.