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SCC judge Emmanuel Nkea resigns

Feb 10, 2014, 9:29 AM

The Point has learnt through reliable sources that Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court of the High Court in Banjul has resigned.

Though no official information or reason(s) has been given as to his resignation, informed sources said the Cameroonian judge resigned on Tuesday, and has since last week left the country.

Nkea, it would be recalled, presided over high-profile cases both past and present, among them the case of former Inspector General of Police Ensa Badjie, former Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service Dr Njogu Bah, United Democratic Party Treasurer Amadou Sanneh, former Attorney General and minister of Justice Lamin Jobarteh and former Solicitor General and Head of the Civil Service Pa Harry Jammeh.

Prior to his resignation, Nkea was presiding over the trials of former Daily Observer deputy editor-in-chief Alagie Jobe, former coordinator of the West African Agricultural Productivity Project (WAAPP) Sheikh Tijan Sosseh and former director of Intelligence and Investigation at the National Drug Enforcement Agency, Foday Barry among others.