State files fresh charges against 9 NIA officials

Gambia’s state prosecutors have filed fresh bill of indictments against the former 9 operatives of country’s National Intelligence Agency.


Gambia’s justice minister Bubacarr Tambedou

After 3 consecutive adjournments, the state prosecutors have finally filed fresh bill of indictments against the former state intelligence chief, Yankuba Badgie, and eight other officials who are being tried on charges of conspiracy and murder.

The twelve bill of indictments filed recently by the state prosecutors included conspiracy, murder, assaults, forgery and making documents without authority.

According to the bill of indictment on count one, the accused persons, Yankuba Badgie, Louie Richard Leese Gomez, Saihou Omar Jeng, Baboucarr Sallah, Yusupha Jammeh, Haruna Susso, Tamba Mansary and Lamin Darboe on or about 15 of April, 2016 in Banjul conspired to cause the death of Ebrima Solo Sandeng by ‘torturing him knowing that death would be the probable consequence of such and thereby committed an offence’.

Prosecutors further alleged that the accused persons unlawfully assaulted and caused actual bodily harm to Nogoi Njie, Kafu Bayo, Modou Ngum and Ebrima Jabang by severely beating them with sticks and cables resulting to serious injury, bleeding and unconsciousness of Mr Ngum.

Investigators further alleged that Lamin Lang Sanyang, Yankuba Badgie and Saihou Omar Jeng on the same date and year have falsely made and signed a death certificate attesting to the cause of death of Solo Sandeng and thereby committed an offence.

Meanwhile the accused are yet to take their pleas and the matter was adjourned to Tuesday formentioning.


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