Defence Counsel Urges Continuation
The ongoing trial of Momodou O. Njie, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Department of State for Forestry and Environment, continued yesterday before Kumba Sillah-Camara of the Bundung Magistrates' Court.
When the case was called for continuation, it could not proceed due to an application for adjournment made by ASP Bojang under section 68, sub-section 1 of the CPC to withdraw the first count.
Mr Njie was charged with two counts, namely for giving false information and impersonation. ASP Bojang's application was granted before he made a further application to amend the second count, which Mr Njie is currently facing. This is due to the fact that they felt that the evidence on their side is not available and sufficient. The defence counsel, Lawyer Lamin Camara, told the court that the trial should be expedited and not delayed.
The case was at that point adjourned to 6th May 2008 for the prosecution to open its case.