Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ex-Law Maker’s Drug Case Adjourned

ex-law maker
 The criminal trial of former National Assembly Member for Nianija constituency in the Central River Region Dawda Manneh and Demba Baldeh ex-soldier has been yesterday July 12 adjourned for the second accused to call his witness.
Acting Principal Magistrate Taiwo Ade Alagbe of the Banjul Magistrate’s Court has told the second accused to call his witness(s) on the next adjourned date.
“This is the third time the case has been adjourned in the instance of the defense” state counsel, Ebrima Sanneh told the court.
The case has reached its climax and it is expected that both parties will adopt their briefs after the defense closes it case.
Former Nianija NAM, Dawda Manneh and Demba Baldeh are standing trial on charges of being in possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, as well as conspiracy. They were alleged to have conspired to traffic 9 kilograms and 260 grams of suspected drug (cannabis).

But both denied the ownership of the drugs.

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