Tuesday, 22 January 2013 00:47(JollofNews) – The Special Criminal Court in The Gambia has slammed a 10-year jail sentence on former Inspector General of Police, Ensa Bajie, Aka Jesus.
Badjie was convicted after a protracted trial on charges of drug trafficking, corruption and theft.
Monday’s sentence follows another protracted trial since 2011 involving him and two former senior military officers for crimes committed in 2010.
They include drug trafficking.
In one testimony, the former police chief was alleged to have told witnesses that he was selling drugs for President Yahya Jammeh.
In his citation, Justice Emmanuel Nkea said Badjie was found guilty for "abusing the authority of his office for the purpose of gain by collecting the sum of 3,150 euros ($4,000) from Edrissa Masade under disguise that the President of the Republic had given him and others prohibited drugs (cocaine) to sell for him."
Ensa Badjie had already been sentenced to two life imprisonments on charges of robbery.
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