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Ex-IGP robbery trial delays again

Jan 20, 2011, 11:05 AM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The criminal trial on robbery-related offences, involving former Inspector General of Police Ensa Badjie and Chief Superintendent of Prison Ali Ceesay,  suffered another setback at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Ikpala

Ensa Badjie and Ali Ceesay are being tried on various charges, 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.

When the trial resumed on 18 January 2011, the court was informed that the defence counsel, Borry Touray, was not in court, and was reported to have travelled to Basse in the Upper River Region.

The case was subsequently adjourned until 2nd February 2011.

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