Yankuba Badjie, Ex-Director General, NIA

(JollofNews) – Ex-Director General of the defunct National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Yankuba Badgie and eight of his co-accused persons Thursday pleaded not guilty in the Ebrima Solo Sandeng murder trial.

The high-profile criminal case resumed last week after prosecution and defense team battled over procedures for over five months, preventing the court to make any headway in a case that continues to generate headlines.

State prosecutors amended the bill of indictment as the accused persons will now face 25 charges. In addition to the 17 witnesses that were supposed to appear in court, another list of 19 witnesses are lining-up to give a first-hand account revealing the brutal repression of April 2016 peaceful protest march by the Jammeh regime.

Court proceedings is now widely expected to move forward, allowing prosecution and defense team to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt.

Hearing will resume on November 2nd, 2017 for continuation.