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Judgment in Ousman Badjie case deferred

Oct 19, 2016, 10:21 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Judgment in the case of former Gambian Ambassador to France and erstwhile Minister of Works, Construction and Infrastructure, Ousman Badjie, was yesterday deferred before Justice E.O. Dada of the High Court in Banjul.

The judgment, slated for yesterday at 3:30, did not come up.

 A judicial source told the press that delivering the judgment was deferred until Thursday 20 October 2016, at 12 noon.

Badjie was arraigned on 16 December 2014, on a five-count charge of criminal offences, including two counts of economic crime (Specified Offences) and three counts of neglect of official duty.

However, he denied the charges against him.

The prosecution called three witnesses and tendered some exhibits.

 At the close of the prosecution’s case, the defence counsel L. S. Camara filed a no-case-to-answer submission, which was dismissed by the court presided over by Justice Abi and the accused was ordered to enter into his defence.

 Mr Badjie, in his defence, testified as the sole witness and tendered several documents in support of his defence.