Dec 4, 2008, 3:56 AM
The case involving former police chief Ensa Badjie and former officer commanding prosecution Banjul Division, Chief Superintendent Tijan Badjie, yesterday suffered another setback at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.
The case was subsequently adjourned till 5th June 2012, for hearing.
The two Badjies are being tried on charges of conspiracy to defeat justice and interference with witnesses, destroying evidence, and abuse of office.
According to the particulars of offence on count one, Ensa Badjie and Tijan Badjie in 2008 in Banjul, allegedly conspired to falsely accuse Burama Dibba of having committed the offence of giving false information to a public servant before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.
Count two indicated that Tijan Badjie in 2008, in Banjul, being a police prosecutor in the case of Inspector General of Police versus Musa Suso before the Bundung Magistrates’ Court, knowing that an investigation report of the panel that investigated the said Musa Suso was required in evidence, willfully concealed same with intent thereby to prevent it from being used in evidence.
Count three also stated that Ensa Badjie and Tijan Badjie in 2008, in Banjul, being employed in the public service as police officers, abused the authority of their offices and did or directed to be done, arbitrary acts prejudicial to the rights of others, that is, they maliciously arrested and caused the prosecution of Burama Dibba for the offence of giving false information to a public servant before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, without just cause.
Count four stated that the duo in 2008, in Banjul, knowing that Musa Suso may be called as a prosecution witness in the case of Inspector General of Police versus Burama Dibba, deceitfully tried to convince the said Musa Suso to give evidence against Burama Dibba, with intent of affecting his testimony.