COURT'S SUBPOENA FOR ABDOULIE KUJABI NOT EFFECTED
Banjul:7/30/08-It could be recalled that on Monday 21st July, senior magistrate Kayode H.Olajubutu of the Banjul magistrates has written a subpoena requiring Mr.Abdoulie Kujabi,the former boss of the National Intelligence Agency(NIA)and an APRC Party bigwig to appear before him on Tuesday 29 July, in the trial of Superintendent Manlafi Sanyang, but Mr.Kujabi never appeared before the court.
The court registrar,Mr.Hydara told the court that the subpoena could not be executed; that they could not trace Mr.Kujabi and do not know his whereabouts. Freedom newspaper was informed that Mr.Kujabi is in the Senegalese Capital Dakar.
Magistrate Olajubutu, pointed out that it is the duty of the prosecution to bring Mr.Kujabi to court. He further told the court that the prosecution has at one point had a part with Mr.Kujabi and went to the point of making a statement to them. He stated that Abdoulie Kujabi cannot be subpoenaed if he could not be traced.
Mr.Abdoulie Kujabi,was subpoenaed by the court due to the fact that his name has been appearing in the trial of Superintendent Manlafi Sanyang,the former head of the Gambia government vehicle control unit at State House.
The court deems it necessary that his appearance in court would be potential in the trial. His name was being mentioned by both the prosecution and defence witnesses.