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Judgement set in NDEA officers’ murder case

Jul 5, 2013, 10:28 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul yesterday adjourned the alleged murder case involving two former officers of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), for judgement.

Edrissa Jarju and Edrissa Jaiteh, both officers of the NDEA, were alleged to have caused the death of one Alpha Omar Jobe, who was at the time of the alleged incident, a detainee at the Manjai Police Station, after being alleged of being in possession of suspected drug.

Both denied the charge.

This development came after the announcement by the defence counsels of the closure of the defence case.

The case was then adjourned till 8 July 2013, for judgement.

The 2nd accused, Edrissa Jaiteh, was represented by a defence counsel from the Legal Aid, while the 1st accused, Edrissa Jarju, was represented by Lawyer Kebba Sanyang.

During the course of the trial both the two accused persons testified as lone witnesses without tendering any exhibit in support of their defence, while the prosecution called several witnesses in support of their case, and tendered some exhibits.