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Trial of former NDEA top brass adjourned

Feb 3, 2014, 10:06 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The 21-count indictment trial involving the former Director General of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), Benedict Jammeh, and other senior officials of the agency was recently adjourned at the Banjul High Court before Justice M. Abdoulahi.

The other accused persons are the former agency’s PRO, Abdoulie Ceesay, former Commissioner of Administration, Yusupha Jatta, and the former director of intelligence and investigation, Foday Barry.

They are being tried under a 21-count criminal charge which includes economic crime, giving false information, fabricating evidence, abuse of office, negligence of official duty, theft and other crimes.

The case was adjourned, after the conclusion of the testimony of detective Inspector Abdoulie Sowe, till 13 February 2013, for continuation of the prosecution case.