Sunday, January 9, 2011
Ensa Badjie to give Evidence Today
The erstwhile embattled Police boss, Ensa Badjie is expected to defend his innocence after the state filed a suit against him and Assistant Superintendant of Police, Ali Ceesay, a prison officer for corruption and drug related charges.
The Ex-Inspector General of Police and ASP Ali Ceesay are facing 15 counts ranging from robbery, aiding prisoners, abuse of office, drug related charges among others.
Allegations they strongly denied.
Ex-IGP Ensa Badjie
Ex-IGP Badjie was sacked and arrested in March 2010.
The state in proving their case beyond all reasonable doubts has called 10 witnesses among which included convicts who all gave evidence implicating the former police boss.
Pw1 Soriba Condeh asserted that Ensa Badjie recruited all sorts of criminals, “bandits” for his personal greed.
Dodou Janneh, also a convict serving a death sentence for murder had earlier given evidence against him alleging that Ensa used to buy alcohol and cannabis for Soriba Condeh (pw1) whist he was in the police cell, adding that Ensa always threatened him to be quiet or lose his job.
He also told the court, “I am not expecting presidential pardon, the only hope I have is my appeal, which I am ready to follow up”, when Borry S. Touray put it to him that he was lying in court owing the fact that he (Dodou) told the 1st accused, NIA officials and the DDP that if he testified in the trial he would be pardoned.
The Serrekunda Police boss who testified as the last witness said Ensa Badjie was the one behind all the breakings in 2007, who confessed to him that nobody could arrest Soriba Condeh (Pw1), because he has spiritual powers.
The case resumes today.