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NIA Two Trial Continues

May 27, 2009, 9:07 AM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

Detective Sergeant Bakary Bojang, who was working at the Serious Crime Unit in Banjul, and now transferred to Basse Police Station, has recently testified at the Bundung Magistrates' Court in the ongoing criminal trial involving the two former NIA personnel.

Demba Sowe and Babucarr Jallow are charged with various offences ranging from theft, abuse of office and conspiracy.

Mr. Bojang who appeared as state witness told the court that he came to know the accused persons in connection with this case. He stated that on the 9th October 2008, he was at the offices of the Serious Crime Unit when the accused persons were brought from the NIA office to his office for further investigations. He added that all the accused persons gave voluntary and cautionary statements in English and they all signed, and he himself countersigned. He adduced that Demba Sowe was brought from Mile 2 on the 10th October 2008 to the Serious Crime unit, adding that the accused wrote his own statement and signed it and the independent witness also signed. He said he countersigned the statement.

The witness further told the court that the second accused, Babucarr Jallow was also brought from Mile 2 to the serious crime unit where his statement was obtained from him in the presence of an independent witness. The statement was later tendered in court as exhibit.