Gambia: Ex-Agric Officials' Trial Stalls

Justice Emmanuel Amadi of the Brikama High Court has granted both parties (the state & defence) with six different adjourned dates for a definite hearing of the 9 former Agric officials' case, as it could not proceed on Monday.

However, Justice Amadi adjourned the case to the 21st, 23rd, 27th, and 28th November; and 5th, 6th, 11th and 14th of December 2012 for the case to move on after suffering a huge delay.

It could be recalled that the 9 accused persons: Alhaji Bakary Trawally, former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture; Momodou Mbye Jabang, former project coordinator at the Ministry of Agriculture; Modou Ceesay, a local businessman; Dr. Amadou Sowe, former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture; Kekoi Kuyateh, former deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture; Dr. Mustapha Ceesay, former deputy director general of NARI and Awa Saye-Touray, former supplies officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, are facing multiple charges of economic crime, uttering false document and negligence of official duties, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia. Hearing continues.

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