Thursday, January 13, 2011
EX-IGP Ensa Badjie’s Torture Assertion Fails to Proceed
The high profile case involving Ex- IGP Ensa Badjie and two others was expected to proceed yesterday with Ensa’s allegation of tortured by security agent, but it could not proceed because of the judiciary praying held at the Supreme Court, High Court of The Gambia in Banjul.
The trial has begun rather speedily, but it has taken a different dimension after Badjie’s lawyer Borry S. Touray claimed that his client was tortured, pressuring the court to settling the dust over the allegation (trial within a trial) before proceeding with the main trial.
Ensa Badjie on the last adjourned date opened his defense before Justice Amadi. He cried as he tried to prove his torture, explaining the alleged coldhearted treatment he was subjected to in the hands of the state security agents.
He also told the court that he was humiliated and abused by the NIA, tortured all over his body until he oozed from his mouth and nose.
The case was subsequently adjourned until yesterday, because the accused person was weeping uncontrollably in court, but it has not proceeded due to coincidence with judiciary pray day.