May 9, 2012, 3:25 PM
Startling revelations were made yesterday in the criminal trial involving Ibrahim Bun Sanneh, former Executive Director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) and four others at the High Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Amadi.
Manjang Janko testified as the fourteenth prosecution witness, and told the court that the 2nd accused person, Karamo Bojang, called him and asked him whether he knew anybody who needed cocaine.
"I told the 2nd accused person that unless I ask one Nigerian man who sells Nigerian movie cassette," the witness told the court.
"I asked the Nigerian man, and he told me that he would need it. Karamo then gave me 500kg of cocaine, which the 2nd accused said it worth US$9000 dollars," he added.
"Karamo (the 2nd accused) again gave me 500kg of cocaine to take it to the same man, and said it was for three hundred and fifty five thousand dalasis," he further told the court.
The witness added that he was given D4000 and Karamo told him that the money belonged to three of them, including the 1st, 2nd and 3rd accused persons.
The case continues today.
Ibrahim Bun Sanneh, former NDEA Executive Director, Karamo Bojang, former Deputy Chief of the Agency, Ousman Sanneh, former Commissioner of Operations of the Agency, Seedou Bojang, the Agency's accountant, and one Marie Sanneh, were indicted by state prosecutors under a 30-count charge.
The alleged offences include conspiracy to commit felony, stealing by person in public service, aiding and abetting, unlawful possession of fire arm, unlawful possession of live ammunitions, concealment and destroying of evidence, official corruption, abuse of office and committing economic crimes, obtaining money by false pretence, and making document without authority, among others.