Operation Bulldozer officer’s drug trial adjourned
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The criminal trial involving the state against Musa .B. Sanneh, an officer attached to the Operation Bulldozer team, who is facing three-count charges of abuse of office, to corrupt practices and destroying of evidence, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia, was on Wednesday adjourned to the 11th September, 2012 at the instance of the defence.
was heard at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate
Sheriff Tabally and its adjournment came following the application made by the
defence counsel Moses Richards, on the grounds that he had newly taken over the
further applied for the prosecution to avail the defence with all the documents
they (prosecution) relied on in the interest of justice, which was granted by
The particulars on count one revealed that the accused on or about the 11th August 2012 at Manjai Kunda in the kanifing Municipality, being employed in the public service of The Gambia, stole drug (Heroine) from Vesna Faye Milosavljevic, for the purpose of gaining money, which he knew and have reasons to belief is against the functions of his office.
The particulars on count two revealed that the accused on the same date and place, being employed in the public service of the Republic of The Gambia, received D12, 700.00 from Vesna Faye Milosavljevic, being the proceed of drugs (Heroine) that he gave her.
The particulars on count 3 also stated that the accused on the same date at the Operation Bulldozer base in the city of Banjul, unlawfully took drugs (Heroine) from the exhibits store and sold it to Vesna Faye Milosavljic, which he knew to be exhibits and thereby committed an offence.
The case was adjourned to September 11, 2012 for hearing.
Author: Meita Touray