Rudy Ghazi, 3 others face fresh drug charge
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) prosecutors have recently filed a criminal charge against one Robert Yaw Danquah, Rudy Rasoel Hamid Ghazi, George Sanchez and Juan Carlos Sanchez, before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Principal Magistrate Taiwo Ade Alagbe.
The accused persons are charged with a criminal offence of conspiracy to traffic prohibited drugs contrary to Section 53 (1) of the Drug Control Act 2003. The particulars of the offence stated that Robert Yaw Danquah, on or about the 12th June, 2010 in the Republic of The Gambia, conspired with the other three accused persons to traffic over 2 tons of cocaine, a prohibited drug, into The Gambia.
The first accused was arraigned earlier and the case was adjourned to Wednesday, June 20th, 2012, for the three other accused persons, who are convicts serving their prison terms at Mile 2 Central Prison, to be arraigned in court.
When the case came up, the NDEA prosecutor, ASP R. Jarju applied for an adjournment on the grounds that the other three accused persons were not in court. He pointed out that it was an oversight on the side of the prosecution that the said accused persons were not brought to the court.
At that juncture the case was adjourned for hearing.
Author: by Fatou Sowe