May 31, 2013, 12:19 PM
The duo were tried on charges of being in possession of 9Kg, 260 grams of cannabis for the purposed of drug trafficking and conspiracy. They denied the charge.
Testifying, the State witness Pa Omar Badjie told the court
that he is a drug officer attached to Bansang Police Station and that he
recognised the accused persons. He said on
Officer Pa Omar Badjie further revealed that the driver of the Pejaro identified himself as Hon Dawda Manneh and the other was later known to be Demba Baldeh.
Further testifying Officer Badjie told the court that when
they conducted a search on the vehicle they brought down a bag containing
suspected drugs. He added that the bag was opened in the presence of the
accused persons and found 13 big bundles of cannabis wrapped in a black plastic
bag. He said the accused persons were arrested and taken to Bansang Police
Station and at the Station the bag was opened and shown to the officers on
duty. He related further that voluntary and cautionary statements were obtained
from the accused persons. He said the following day the accused persons
together with the suspected drugs were escorted to