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PIA case continues

Oct 3, 2012, 10:02 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The case involving students and staff of the President’s International Award, who were charged with unlawful assembly, continued on Monday 1st October 2012, when the prosecutor called his witness, Sergeant William Gibba, to testify.

In his testimony, Gibba told the court that on 10 May 2012, he was on standby at the PIU and his colleagues, when he was informed by his commander that some students and staff of the PIA were marching towards Denton Bridge.

He added that he and his colleagues went there and stopped at a place which was two hundred metres from where the students and staff of the PIA were assembled.

He said they blocked the students, adding that his commanders, Bakary Sanneh and Mbanjick Saine, spoke to the students and the staff of the PIA.

Officer Gibba further testified that Mbanjick Saine asked him to escort the students and the staff in a truck to the PIA, which he did.

He said he came back to Denton Bridge, but did not find the remaining students and staff, adding that he went back to the PIA.

He adduced that he did not know how many students and staff he escorted to the PIA, neither could he identify them.

The case was adjourned for continuation.