Ex-NDEA officials’ trial proceeds
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The criminal trial involving the state against Jerreh Jarjue and Samba Camara, who are standing trial on five counts of criminal charges; ranging from official corruption, public officers receiving property to show favour, abuse of office, conspiracy to commit misdemeanor and destroying of evidence, all contrary to the Laws of The Gambia, yesterday proceeded at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke.
When the matter came up last Monday, 16th April 2012, Lamin S. Camara, the defence counsel for the second accused person (Samba Camara) informed the court that he had no question to ask the prosecution witness (PW6), the director of Operations of the NDEA, regarding his client.
This development came following the end of cross-examination of PW6 by the counsel for the first accused, Lawyer Kebba Sanyang.
However, the police prosecutor closed the prosecution’s case.
Meanwhile, the counsel for the second accused promised to address the court on the next adjourned date for a no-case-submission. The case was adjourned to 30th April 2012 for both defence counsels to address the court. Chief Inspector L. Touray stood for the IGP.
Author: Lama S. Jallow