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Former Works Minister Ousman Badjie’s defence set for June 10

May 28, 2015, 10:06 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The High Court in Banjul presided over by Justice Abi yesterday adjourned the economic crime case involving former Works Minister Ousman Badjie to 10 June for defence.

This followed an application made by defence counsel LS Camara, requesting for certain documents relevant to their defence.

When the case was called, defence counsel L.S. Camara informed the court that the case was set for defence, saying they are ready to start their defence, drew the court’s attention to the fact that they had filed a notice in court for the prosecution to produce certain documents.

Counsel said the documents formed a crucial part of the accused person’s defence, adding that they needed the documents for their defence.

He said that if the prosecution needed time to produce the original documents, they could be given time while they would proceed with their defence.

The state represented by A.M. Yusuf confirmed they were served with the notice and would need time.

The case was then adjourned to 10 June 2015, at 1pm for defence.

Readers would recall that Ousman Badjie was charged with five counts including economic crimes and negligence, which he denied.

The prosecution called three witnesses and tendered exhibits.

At the closure of the prosecution’s case, defence counsel L.S Camara made a no-case-to-answer submission, which was overruled by Justice Abi, who called on the accused to enter into his defence.