New charges for NIA 9


By Baba Sillah After several adjournments, state prosecutors have finally filed fresh bill of indictment against the former head of state intelligence, Yankuba Badgie and eight other officials who are being tried on charges of conspiracy and murder. In total, twelve charges have been filed including conspiracy, murder, assault, 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 tieing and 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 case resumes today for mentioning.]]>