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Justice Camara now allows ex-NIA officials back in court

By Bruce Asemota

Presiding judge, Kumba Sillah-Camara of the High Court in Banjul has ordered that the seven ex-officials of the NIA standing trial before her court be brought back on the 26th April, if they will change their behavior and abide by the orders of the court.

The judge had declared the accused persons be kept in custody until they behave after refusing to go to the dock when they were called during a previous sitting.

Her change of mind came after the legal counsel representing the accused persons individually apologized to the court on behalf of their clients and promised that what happened in the past sitting would not repeat itself.

 Meanwhile, Lawyer Emmanuel E. Chime representing the first accused, Yankuba Badjie informed the court that he was going to file the necessary papers to withdraw his representation from the case.

 Prosecuting lawyer, Antouman A.B.Gaye stated that the accused persons displayed gross disrespect to the court but begged the court for forgiveness and urged the defence lawyers to advise their clients.

Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara then declared that the court would allow them to come back to the court if they are ready to behave themselves and abide by the orders of the court.

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