Nolle Prosequi in Pa Mbye, Foday Barry case
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The state prosecution led by the director of Public Prosecution (DPP), S.H Barkun, on Wednesday, 18th July 2012, filed a Nolle Prosequi (drop a law suit) in the criminal trial involving the state against Pa Habibou Mbye and Foday Barry, the former crime management co-ordinator and former director of Investigation and Intelligence at the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) respectively, before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Principal Magistrate Taiwo Ade Alagbe.
The DPP wrote the said Nolle Prosequi in exercise of the powers vested in him by Section 85 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia 1997, in which he (DPP) informed the court that the state intended to discontinue with the proceedings in criminal case number, BMC/CC/91/12, filed against the accused persons. Meanwhile, the case is set to be heard today, Thursday at the said court.
It would be
recalled that the accused persons were charged with abuse of office and giving
false information, all contrary to the Laws of The Gambia. The
particulars of the offence on count one stated that the accused persons in the
year 2011, in Banjul, abused their offices by directing the investigation on a
petition against Professor Muhammadou O. Kah.
While on count two it was alleged that the accused persons in the year 2011, in Banjul, gave false, fraudulent and malicious report against Professor Muhammadou O. Kah to the Office of the President which they knew to be false at the time.
Author: Fatou Sowe