The two counts criminal charges of aiding a prisoner to escape and negligence of official duties against Ebrima B Njie and Edrissa Manga; two prison wardens, last Thursday failed to progress before Principal Magistrate Omar Cham at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.
The case was set for continuation of hearing but could not proceed because both the accused persons and their defence attorney were not in court.
Ebrima B Njie and Edrissa Manga are alleged to have negligently permitted Abdoulie Ceesay; the Managing Director of Teranga FM to escape from their lawful custody while on duty on 19th Apirl 2016 at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul.
They are also alleged to have willfully neglected to perform their duty to wit keep custody of Abdoulie Ceesay while on duty on 19th April 2016 at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul.
The case was adjourned to 20th September, 2016 for continuation.
by Lama S Jallow