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Prosecution recalls witness in GNPC 10 trial

Nov 11, 2016, 10:11 AM | Article By: Bruce Asemota

The Director of Public Prosecutions, S.H.Barkum, yesterday recalled the first prosecution witness, Bakary Darboe, to tender documents in the ongoing criminal trial involving the state against ten accused persons, before presiding Justice O. Ottaba at the High Court in Banjul.

The accused persons are Sira Wally Ndow-Njai, Momodou O.S. Badjie, Fafa Sanyang, Cherno Marena, Seedy Kanyi, Muntaga Momodou Sallah, Momodou Taal, Louie Moses Mendy, Noah Touray and Madun Sanyang.

When the matter came up, the DPP recalled the first prosecution witness, Bakary Darboe, and reminded him of his previous testimony that he had disclosed so much about a questionnaire.

DPP then asked the witness, whether if the said questionnaire is shown to him, he would recognise it. The witness answered in the affirmative, and he proceeded to describe the questionnaire.

At this juncture, the DPP took out a document, and the questionnaire was identified by the witness.

The DPP then applied to tender it in evidence as an exhibit.

The questionnaire was admitted and marked as an exhibit without any objection from the defence counsel.

The witness told the court that he knew the 10th accused, Madun Sanyang, and obtained his cautionary and voluntary statements.

The witness described how he obtained Sanyang’s statements, which were admitted and marked as exhibits.

At this point, the DPP informed the court that he was done with the witness.

Lawyer A.A.B. Gaye, the counsel for the first accused, Sira Wally Ndow-Njai, informed the court that he had filed a bail application on behalf of his client, but still waiting to be served by the state in response to the brief.

Furthermore, lawyer L.S. Camara told the court that he has also filed application for bail on behalf of the 2nd accused, Momodou O.S.Badjie and the 10th accused, Madun Sanyang, and had served the state.

Hearing continues on Tuesday 15 November 2016, at 3-4pm.