FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

Gambia: Court to Rule On Foday Barry & Pa Mbye Case

Magistrate Dawda Jallow of the Banjul Magistrates' Court yesterday adjourned the criminal matter involving Foday Barry, former Director of Intelligence and Investigations at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDEA) and Pa Habib Mbye, former Crime Management Coordinator of the same agency.

The trial magistrate ruled that the briefs of both parties have been filed and adopted and subsequently adjourned the matter to 28th of January, 2013 to deliver ruling on the 'No case to answer' filed by defence counsel Uzuma Achigbue on behalf of his clients.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Manga equally replied to the said application.

The particulars of offence on count one states that Alh. Foday Barry and Pa Habibou Mbye, between 2010 and 2012 in Banjul and diverse places within the jurisdiction of the court, with an apparent intent for deception, jointly conspired to defraud one Robert Danquah, an inmate in Mile 2 Central Prisons, of D230,000.

Count two states that Alh. Foday Barry, between 2010 and 2012 in Banjul and diverse places, within the jurisdiction of the court, stole an amount of D230,000 from one Robert Danquah, an inmate at the Mile 2 Central Prisons.

Furthermore, count three reads that Alh. Foady Barry, between 2010 and 2012 in Banjul and diverse places within the jurisdiction of the court, swore to an affidavit to state that an amount of D850,000 was discovered with one Robert Danquah, a Ghanaian national instead of D1,080,000, which he knew to be false or does not believe to be true.

Count four states that Alh. Foday Barry, between 2010 and 2012 in Banjul and diverse places within the jurisdiction of the court, with intent to defraud, uttered a false affidavit purposely for the extradition of Mr. Robert Danquah

The Prosecution has further accused Mr. Barry for 'Abused his Office and stealing' contrary to the laws of The Gambia. He pleaded not guilty as charged.

According to the particulars of offence on count five, Alh. Foday Barry between the years of 2010 and 2012 in the City of Banjul and diverse places in the republic of The Gambia abused the functions of his office by demanding an amount of 200,000 Euros from one Robert Danquah through one Ousman Drammeh in order to grant him bail thereby committed an offence.

Count six particulars of offence states that the said person between the same year and month in the City of Banjul and diverse places in the republic of The Gambia with intent to defraud and permanently deprive the owner, stole an amount of D12,000 and a TOSHIBA Lab Top belonging to one Ousman Drammeh of Dippa Kunda thereby committed an offence.

Both accused persons have earlier denied all the charges preferred against them.

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