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Prisons officer summoned

Oct 9, 2012, 10:57 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court yesterday issued an order for the recording officer at Mile 2 State Central Prisons to appear before the court today in the case involving former police chief Ensa Badjie, and two former senior military officers, Lt. Col Mam Matarr Secka and Major Kuluteh Manneh.

The case continued with the testimony of one Ansumana Manneh, a gardener, who told the court that he lives in Bijilo, and had worked for the 1st accused, Ensa Badjie.

Asked by the defence counsel B.S. Touray, what type of work he did for Ensa Badjie, the witness told the court that he molded blocks for the 1st accused, which amounted to 300 bags of cement.

The first consignment was 250 bags of cement and the second consignment was 50 bags of cement, which was given to the 1st accused by Amadou Samba, he said.

He said Badjie told him that the gift was from Amadou Samba, adding that he moulded the blocks in the compound of Badjie, in Bijilo.

“I later received cement which amounted to 400 bags from Ansumana Jammeh, which was also from Amadou Samba, and I know Ansumana Jammeh in person,” the witness told the court.

Also testifying was one Njaga Jagne, who further told the court that he is a mason, and he knew the 1st accused, Ensa Badjie, very well, because he built the house for Badjie and supervised the work too.

He said the payment was done by the 1st accused himself, adding that the accused person was paying the masoners for D175 and labourers D100 per day.

The case continues today.