Lawyer Chime withdraws representation of former NIA DG Yankuba Badjie

Apr 27, 2021, 1:19 PM | Article By: Alagie Baba

Senior Lawyer Emmanuel E. Chime has announced he’s withdrawing his representation of former director general of the State Intelligence Service, formerly called the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Chime informed the court that on the last adjourned date he was told by Yankuba Badjie to withdraw his representation.

The withdrawal notice filed by Lawyer Chime was accepted by the court. Yankuba was being represented by lawyers Christopher E. Mene and Emmanuel Chime. The withdrawal leaves Badjie with only one lawyer, Mene.

Badjie and seven others are standing trial on 25 criminal counts including the murder of United Democratic Party’s Ebrima Solo Sandeng and the torture of the 14th April 2016 UDP protesters. He denied culpability. The case has been going on since 2017. It is currently at the Defence stage.