11 December 2012

Gambia: Ex-IGP & Co Drug Case Set for Address

Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul, yesterday adjourned the ongoing trial on multiple drug-related chargespressed against the ex-inspector general of the Gambia Police Force (IGP) Ensa Badjie and two other ex-top military officers, Mam Matarr Secka and Kuluteh Manneh, to 21st December 2012 for address.

The director of Public Prosecution (DPP) SH Barkun and the defence team, comprisingBorry Touray and LK Mboge will on this date file in their written addresses before the court, to be followed by the adoption of their briefs and a date to be set for judgement.

This development followed the closure of both the prosecution and defence case, which was on from 2010 yesterday, 10th December, when the last defence counsel Borry Touray announced the closure of his defence.

A total of 12 witnesses were called by the defence in the matter, while the prosecution called over 10 witnesses to support its case against the accused persons.

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