Friday, June 10, 2011

Four Senior Prison Officers Case Suffers Setback

The trial of four senior prison officers accused
of corruption, among others on Wednesday
suffered a setback at the Banjul Magistrates’
Abdoulie Bojang, Solo Manga, Buba Badjie and
Bakary are facing allegations of destroying
evidence, given unauthorized communications to
prisoners and corruption, but pleaded not
When the case resumed on Wednesday, neither the
director of public prosecution nor the defense
counsels could tell the whereabouts of the
“I think the state will be in the right position
to answer the whereabout of the suspects,”
defense lawyer Neneh Cham said.
But the DPP said, he has no idea. “The prison
officers are responsible for that,” he said
Meanwhile, Abdoulie Bojang is facing three
charges. He is said to have removed a cell phone
card in a Samsung cell phone recovered from
prison, knowing it could be used as evidence in
He is also alleged to have introduced prohibited
articles in prison – gave cell phone to inmates:
Batch Samba Faye and former defense Chief Lang
Tombong Tamba, a treason convict.
Solo Manga and Buba Badjie are facing similar
allegations of providing cell phones to inmates,
while Bakary Jammeh, the fourth accused person
is alleged to have corruptly received D100 from
Ousman Ndow to show favour to Alieu Bah, an
The firth accused person is at large.
The case resumes Monday May 13 2010.

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