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Setback in Bun and co trial

Jul 6, 2011, 2:18 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The criminal trial involving Ibrahim Bun Sanneh, former executive director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency and four others, failed to proceed yesterday at the high court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Amadi.

When the case was announced, the deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, S.H. Barkun, told the court that he was applying for an adjournment, on the grounds that his witness was indisposed and could not come to court.

The case at that juncture was adjourned till 7th July 2011.

Ibrahim Bun Sanneh, former NDEA Executive Director, Karamo Bojang, former Deputy Chief of the Agency, Ousman Sanneh, former Commissioner of Operations of the Agency, Seedou Bojang, the Agency’s accountant, and one Marie Sanneh, were indicted by state prosecutors under a 30-count charge.

The alleged offences include 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, abuse of office and committing economic crimes, obtaining money by false pretence, and making document without authority, among others.