NIA theft case continues
Monday, August 10, 2009
The theft case against two agents of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Demba Sowe and Babou Jallow, last Thursday, continued before Principal Magistrate Kayode Olajubutu of the Bundung Magistrates Court.
The duo are facing eight charges of stealing, conspiracy and abuse of office, amongst others, to which they have pleaded not guilty. Representing the director of public prosecution, Richard Chenge, State Counsel SH Barkun informed the court of the prosecution's intention to challenge the defence's no case to answer submission.
According to State Counsel Barkun, the prosecution has drafted a counter-submission of five pages as a reply to the defence submission. He then applied to submit a written address. Lawyer Kebba Sanyang and Lawyer Lamin Camara, the lawyers of the accused persons, were not in court.
Demba Sowe, who appeared in the dock, told the court that if given the opportunity, he (Demba) could forward the copy to his counsel. Magistrate Kayode Olajubutu, then ordered that the prosecution's address be given Demba. He then noted that the court has received the addresses of both the prosecution and the defence and adjourned the case to Wednesday August 12, 2009, for adoption of both addresses.
Author: by Salifu M.Touray