Magistrate’s Absence Hinders Prison Warders’ Case

Magistrate’s Absence Hinders Prison Warders’ Case

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The criminal trial involving the state against Ebrima B Njie and Edrissa Manga, the two prison warders who are charged with aiding Abdoulie Ceesay, Managing Director of Teranga FM to escape from prison custody, and negligence of official duties, could not proceed before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court yesterday on the ground that Principal Magistrate Omar Cham was ill.

The case that was set for the state counsel L Jarju to narrate the facts was adjourned to 27th July after it was announced that the magistrate was ill.

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 is adjourned to 27th July for brief of facts to be narrated.

 

by Lama S Jallow