Thursday, July 28, 2011

Police Inspector Freed on Drug Charge

 Inspector Buba Touray on Monday, July 18, 2011 went home as a free man after the magistrate decided to put an end to the four months trial for lack of conviction that the prosecution’s evidence was enough to jail the accused.

A native of Bakau in his 50s, Touray was arraigned at the Banjul Magistrate’s Court on February 27 on drug trafficking charge.

He was accused of been found in possession of 2 kilograms, 8 grams of drug (cannabis) in January this year in his house in Bakau.
He denied ownership of the drug.

The magistrate in his judgment held that Touray and all his witnesses, his wife and daughter remained ‘unshakeable’ even during cross-examination, who all insisted that, NDEA officers came with the same drug just to implicate Touray.

The magistrate further stated that prosecution has left the court in doubt because one Jarra, an NDEA officer who was mentioned throughout the trial was never brought by the prosecution.
 “In that, the court held that the prosecution has woefully failed to prove its case beyond all reasonable doubts.”
Touray who went home with loved ones was weeping when he was pronounced innocent by the court.
 “Thank you your worship,” he whispered while tears rolled down on his checks.
“I believe God’s time is the best,” said his tearful wife.

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