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Ex-IGP Badjie's robbery trial reaches climax

Jan 11, 2011, 12:41 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The trial for robbery-related offences of ex-police chief Ensa Badjie and chief superintendent of Prisons Ali Ceesay has reached its climax at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Ikpala.

Ensa Badjie was yesterday expected to open his defence, but the case could not proceed, as neither the judge nor the defence counsel was in court.

It was later notified that  members of the Gambia Bar Association were holding a meeting.

Subsequently, the case was adjourned till today for the defence to open its case.

Ensa Badjie and superintendent Ali Ceesay were arraigned at the Special Criminal 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.

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