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PW5 Testifies in D1.6 Million Case

Apr 27, 2009, 9:22 AM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

One Faburama Badjie on the 21st April 2009 testified in the ongoing criminal trial involving two NIA personnel, Babucarr Jallow and Demba Sowe, who were charged for various offences ranging from theft, abuse of office and conspiracy, at the Bundung Magistrates' Court presided over by Magistrate Kumba Sillah Camara.

Testifying, the fifth prosecution witness, Faburama Badjie, told the court that on the day in question when he closed from work in the evening, he went to Christopher Badjie's compound but he found nobody there and that the house was locked. He added that he proceeded to Tallinding were he spent the night. He adduced that the following morning he tried to get them (Christopher and his wife) on the phone but he could not. "I was called by my sister telling me that my Uncle Abdou Colley was taken by the NIA," he said. 

"I was in Tallinding around when my Uncle Abdou Colley called me informing me about the arrest of Christopher Badjie," he added. He also told the court that the following day he accompanied his uncle to the NIA headquarters in Banjul at Jallow's office, adding that upon their arrival at Jallow's office, Jallow asked him whether he was Faburama Badjie and he answered in the affirmative. He adduced that Jallow further asked him whether he spent the night at Bijilo, and he answered in the negative.

He added that he made a statement at Jallow's office and was release on bail after 5 days. He adduced that he was reporting to NIA office everyday.

Hearing continues.