Monday, June 6, 2011

Four Senior Prison Officers Remanded

Four senior prison officers accused of, among others, corruption, are being remanded in jail after Banjul Magistrate’s Court Wednesday denied to grant them bail for fear of interfering with witnesses.
Abdoulie Bojang, Solo Manga, Buba Badjie and Bakary Jammeh have all pleaded not guilty to allegations of destroying evidence, given unauthorised communications to prisoners and corruption.
Abdoulie Bojang, who faces three charges, 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 court.
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 inmate.
The Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Abdullah Mikalive said, investigations are still going-on and that more charges are likely to be brought against the accused persons.

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