Jun 26, 2009, 7:35 AM
Seedou Bojang, the fifth accused in the trial involving former executive director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), Ibrahim Sanneh and four others, was yesterday cross-examined at the high court in
Under cross-examination, Bojang told the court that he was not present at the office of the 1st accused person, Bun Sanneh, when Sanneh was instructing PW11 to come to him (the witness) to issue a clearance to PW11.
He added that the 1st accused did not come to him and authorise him to offload the vehicle, stating that the 1st accused was aware of the fact that the vehicle was going to Basse.
He denied having any order from the 1st accused to pay the labourers in order to offload the vehicle.
Still testifying under cross-examination, the fifth accused said the 1st accused did not authorise him to halt the vehicle from going to Basse.
He said the fourth accused was present when the 1st accused was authorising him (the witness) to give back the deposited amount by Marie Sanneh in the sum of D140,000.
He added when he was delivering the money to Marie Sanneh, he informed the 1st accused.
He denied forging the signature of the 4th accused, Marie Sanneh, but admitted owning the diary that was already an exhibit in court.
“I remember making a statement on 29 March 2009. I maintain that I did not accept part payment,” he added.
The case continues today.