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NIA officials’ torture case adjourned

Aug 9, 2012, 9:05 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The alleged torture case involving four former senior officers of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) could not proceed yesterday at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Taiwo Alagbe.

The case was scheduled to proceed with the cross-examination of the defence witness number two by the prosecution, but did not proceed because the state prosecutor, Daniel O. Kulo, was absent from court.

When the case was called, defence counsel Abdoulie Sissoko informed the court that the state prosecutor was absent, and applied for an adjournment which was granted by the trial magistrate.

The case was then adjourned till 20th August 2012, for the prosecutor to cross-examine the DW2, Ebrima Drammeh, former Director of Internal Security and Operations at the NIA.

The charge sheet on count one stated that the accused persons some time in May 2009, at the NIA head office in Banjul, conspired to cause injury to the persons of Lamin Kabou and Lamin Sima.

Count two stated that the accused persons with intent to cause grievous harm to Lamin Kabou and Lamin Sima, unlawfully wounded Lamin Kabou and Lamin Sima, by beating them with fist blows, electric cables and metal.