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Expelled NAM, Ex-Soldier Drug Case Fails to Proceed

Dec 19, 2008, 5:24 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

The drug case trial involving Dawda Manneh, former Nianija National Assembly Member, and Demba Baldeh, an ex-soldier, yesterday failed to proceed at the Banjul Magistrates''Court.

The case, which was scheduled for continuation before Principal Magistrate Edrissa Mbai, could not proceed as the court was informed through a letter that the state counsel and their witness were attending a seminar.

Former Nianja NAM Dawda Manneh and Demba Baldeh are standing trial on charges of being in possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking it as well as conspiracy. They were alleged to have conspired to traffic 9 kilograms and 260 grams of suspected drug (cannabis). They denied the charges.

The case was adjourned until 8th January 2009.