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Trial of former NDEA boss & co adjourned

Oct 13, 2011, 1:05 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The trial on multiple criminal charges of the former executive director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency, Ibrahim Bun Sanneh, and four others could not continue yesterday at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul, before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

When the case was announced, state counsel Jaiteh informed the court that he could not cross-examine the witness because he did not have the case file at his disposal.

He added that the case was being handled by the deputy director of public prosecutions, S.H Barkun, who was indisposed.

Jaiteh applied for an adjournment, which was granted and the case was subsequently adjourned till 19 and 20 October 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 obtaining money by false pretence, making document without authority, among others.