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Ex-IGP faces fresh charges for robbery

May 19, 2010, 1:23 PM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

The Director of Public Prosecutions at the Attorney-General's Chambers, Richard N Chenge, has filed a 17-count charge against the former Inspector General of Police, Ensa Badjie, and three others namely, Omar Jahateh a police officer, CSP Ali Ceesay, a prison officer, and one Kemeseng Kolley.

The various counts range from conspiracy to commit felony, robbery with violence, receiving stolen property, aiding or 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, to using criminal charms, among others.

The accused persons are expected to appear before Justice Joseph Ikpala of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul on Friday, according to judicial sources.

Charge Sheet Against Ex-IGP Ensa Badjie and Three others


IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE GAMBIA HOLDING AT BANJUL

CRIM CASE NO

BETWEEN:

STATE                                                       COMPLAINANT

AND

ENSA BADJIE

CSP ALI CEESAY                                     ACCUSED PERSONS

KEMESENG COLLEY

OMAR JAHATEH


The Honourable Court is informed by the Attorney General on behalf of the state that Ensa Badjie, CSP Ali Ceesay, Kemeseng Colley and Omar Jahateh are charged with the following offences.

COUNT ONE

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Conspiracy to commit felony Contrary to Section 368 of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Vol III Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie sometime in the year 2004 at Dippa kunda and other places in the Republic of The Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court conspired with Soriba Condeh, Omar Touray, Yusupha Baldeh, Saikou Touray and Bunkiling to commit felony to wit: robbery with violence and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT TWO

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Robbery with violence contrary to section 272 and Punishable under Section 273 read together with Section 23 (d) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume III Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie in the year 2004 at Dippa kunda and other places in the Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did commit an offence to wit: procured Soriba Condeh, Omar Touray, Yusupha Baldeh, Saikou Touray and Bunkiling to break into and rob a shop at Dippa Kunda and gave him (Ensa Badjie) three cartons of Piccadilly cigarettes out of the fifteen cartons they stole from the said shop and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT THREE

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Receiving stolen property contrary to Section 297(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Vol.111 Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie in the year 2004 at Dippa kunda in the Republic of The Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court received three cartons of Piccadilly cigarettes from Soriba Condeh knowing same to have been obtained through robbery and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT FOUR

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Conspiracy to commit felony Contrary to Section 368 of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume Ill Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie in the year 2007 at Dippa kunda and other places in the Republic of The Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court conspired with Soriba Condeh, Mohammed Camara (alias Langman), lbrahima Souma, Lamin Drammeh (alias mino)and Yusupha Baldeh to commit felony to wit: robbery with violence and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT FIVE

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Robbery with violence contrary to section 272 and Punishable under Section 273 read together with Section 23 (d) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume Ill Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie sometime in the year 2007 at Dippa kunda and other places in the Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did commit an offence to wit: procured Soriba Condeh, Mohammed Camara (alias Langman), Ibrahima Souma, Lamin Drammeh (alias mino) and Yusupha Baldeh to break into and rob a Lebanese shop at Saffiedeen in London corner during which they stole 500, 000. 00 Dalasis and gave him (Ensa Badjie) three hundred thousand Dalasis out of the said amount and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT SIX

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Receiving stolen property contrary to Section 297(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume III Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie in the year 2007 at Dippa kunda in the Republic of The Gambia within the jurisdiction of this court received Three Hundred Thousand Dalasis from Soriba Condeh knowing same to have been obtained through robbery and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT SEVEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Aiding or abetting Robbery with violence contrary to section 272 punishable under Section 273 read together with Section 23 (c) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Vol III Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie sometime in the year 2007 at Dippa Kunda in Kanifing Municipality of The Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court aided Soriba Condeh, Mohammed Camara (alias Langman), Ibrahima Souma, Lamin Drammeh (alias mino) and Yusupha Baldeh to commit robbery with violence to wit: gave the said persons his vehicle Mercedez Benz 190 for use in a robbery operation and 2,500 Dalasis to buy iron cutter which they used to break into and rob a Lebanese supermarket at Saffiedeen of 500, 000. 00 Dalasis and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT EIGHT

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Conspiracy to commit felony Contrary to Section 368 of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Vol III Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie sometime in the year 2007 at Dippa kunda and other places in the Republic of The Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court conspired with Soriba Condeh, Mohammed Camara (alias Langman), Ibrahima Souma, Lamin Drammeh (alias mino) Saleiu Baldeh and Ebrima Camara to break into and rob Trust Bank Ltd at Latrikunda by buffer zone and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT NINE

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Robbery with violence contrary to section 272 and Punishable under Section 273 read together with Section 23 (d) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume Ill Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie in the year 2007 at Dippa kunda and other places in the Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did commit an offence to wit: procured Soriba Condeh, Mohammed Camara (alias Langman), Ibrahima Souma, Lamin Drammeh (alias mino) Saleiu Baldeh and Ebrima Camara to break into and rob Trust Bank Ltd at

Latrikunda by buffer zone and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT TEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Conspiracy to commit misdemeanor contrary to section 369 of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume Ill Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie and Omar in the year 2007 at Serekunda and other places in the Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court being employed in the public service as police officers conspired among themselves to commit misdemeanor to wit: to aid Soriba Condeh and other prisoners remanded at Mile II Central prison to escape from lawful custody and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT ELEVEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Aiding prisoner to escape contrary to section 109 (a) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume Ill Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie and Omar in the year 2007 at Serekunda in the Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court being employed in the public service as police officers aided Soriba Condeh and other prisoners remanded at Mile II Central prison to escape from lawful custody by instructing Essa Keita and Modou Jatta to collect the said Soriba Condeh and other prisoners from Mile II central prison to Kanifing and Bundung Magistrate's Court without the usual PIU escort resulting in the escape of the said prisoners and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT TWELVE

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Official corruption contrary to Section 86(a) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Laws of the Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ensa Badjie sometime in the year 2007 at Dippa Kunda in the Kanifing municipality of The Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court being employed in the public service as a police officer corruptly received the sum of fifteen thousand Dalasis from Soriba Condeh in order to terminate a robbery charge alleged against one Saleiu Baldeh and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT THIRTEEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Official corruption contrary to Section 86(a) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume Ill Laws of the Gambia 1990

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Omar Jahateh sometime in the year 2007 at Bakoteh in the Kanifing municipality of The Gambia within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court being employed in the Public service as a police officer corruptly received the sum of One Thousand Five Hundred Dalasis from Soriba Condeh and Mary (alias Joto Fatou Mendy) on account of which he caused one Saleiu Baldeh, a robbery suspect to be released on bail and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT FOURTEEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Conspiracy to defeat justice and interference with witnesses contrary to Section 102(b) of the Penal Code Cap 10 Vol. III Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

CSP Ali Ceesay, on or about the 6th day of May 2010 at Mile II central prison in the Republic of The Gambia within the jurisdiction of this court being a prison officer and in order to obstruct the course of justice dissuaded Soriba Conteh from appearing in the court to give evidence of what he knows concerning this case by threatening to permanently lock him in cell if he appears in court and give evidence against Essa Badjie and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT FIFTEEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Deceiving witnesses contrary to Section 100 of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Vol. III Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

CSP Ali Ceesay on or about the 6th day of May 2010 at Mile II central prison being a prison officer knowing that Soriba Condeh is called as a witness in this case deceitfully threatened to permanently lock the said Soriba Condeh in a cell if he gives evidence against Ensa Badjie with the intent to affect his testimony and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT SIXTEEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Offences relating to judicial proceedings contrary to Section 106(1) (f) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Vol. III Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Ali Ceesay on or about the 6th day of May 2010 at Mile II Central prison in the Republic of The Gambia being a prison officer and knowing that Soriba Condeh is called as a witness in this case attempted wrongfully to influence the said Soriba Condeh by threatening to permanently lock him in cell if he gives evidence against Ensa Badjie and thereby committed an offence.

COUNT SEVENTEEN

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Criminal charms contrary to Section l68 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Vol. III Laws of The Gambia 1990.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Kemeseng Kolley in the year 2010 at Mile II Central prison within the jurisdiction of this honorable court knowing that Ensa Badjie is an accused person in Criminal Case Number HC/222/10/CR1086/AO and likely to be charged with other offences lent criminal charms which are pretended to possess power to prevent conviction to the said Ensa Badjie and thereby committed an offence.

Dated this ??.. day of ??.. 2010

R.N. CHENGE, Director Public Prosecutions

Ministry of Justice

Marina Parade

Banjul

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