Two former officials of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) were Monday arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates Court, presided over by Principal Magistrate Taiwo Ade Alagbe.
Pa Habibu Mbye and Alhaji Foday Barry ex-crime management coordinator and director of Investigationsand intelligence respectively are charged with abuse of office and giving false information, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.
The particulars of offence on count one revealed that Pa Habibu Mbye and Foday Barry on or about the year 2011 in Banjul abused their offices as crime management coordinator and director of investigation and intelligence at NDEA, by directing an investigation on a petition against Professor Muhammed O. Kah, thereby committed an offence.
On count two, the particulars stated that Pa Habibu Mbye and Alhagie Foday Barry on or about the year 2011 in Banjul gave false, fraudulent and malicious report against Professor Muhammed Kah to the Office of the President, which they knew to be false at the time, thereby committed an offence.
When the case came up, the defence counsel for the first accused person, Uzoma Achigbue; and EE Chime, the defence counsel for the second accused person, applied for a bail as the police are done with their investigation. They assured that their clients will not interfere with the witnesses. The presiding magistrate at that juncture ordered for a police bail to continue.
Hearing continues on the 23rd July 2012.