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Prosecution closes case in Bun and Co Trial

Jul 8, 2011, 1:04 PM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

State prosecutors yesterday announced they have closed their case in the criminal trial involving former Executive Director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), Ibrahima Bun Sanneh, and four others at the high court in Banjul.

The other accused persons, Karamo Bojang, ex deputy NDEA Executive Director, Ousman Sanneh, ex NDEA Director of Operations, Marie Sanneh, said to be a step daughter of Bun Sanneh and Seedy Bojang ex-NDEA accountant are facing trial before Justice Emmanuel Amadi.

They were indicted under a 30-count charge of 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, to abuse of office and committing economic crimes, obtaining money by false pretence, to making document without authority and forgery.

During yesterday’s proceedings, the state counsel, Buwala, handling the case informed the court that the prosecution had rested their case, after calling 17 prosecution witnesses.

Justice Emmanuel Amadi then set 12 July 2011, for the defence to open their case.

The witnesses called by the prosecution included Jewru Keita, Police Officer, Pateh Jallow, former deputy NDEA Chief, Ebrima Jawara, NDEA officer, Ansumana Sanneh, NDEA Officer, Ballo K. Jobe, Police Officer, Ousman Jatta who served as first prosecution witness, Alieu Jarsey, also another Narcotics Officer, Momodou Sillah, police Officer attaché at Police Headquarters, Alieu Samba, civilian, Boto Kieta, also police officer, Manjang Janko, Amie Njie, also Narcotics Officer testified in the case, Dodou Jatta, a Red Cross Volunteer, Kelepha Jatta, an elder from Lamin village, among others.