Case of six alleged demonstrators fails to proceed

Tuesday, June 07, 2016
The case involving Isatou Saidy, Lele Bojang, Sukai Dahaba, Kaddy Samateh, Fatoumatta Sarr and Amie Touray failed to proceed on 6 June 2016, before Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, due to illness of the magistrate.

The accused persons were charged with seven counts of conspiracy, unlawful assembly, interfering with vehicles, holding procession without a permit and disobeying an order to disperse from an unlawful procession.

When the case was called, the state counsel, Sheriff Kumba Jobe, stood up and told the court that he was representing the state.

Lawyer Mendy then rose and informed the court that she was representing the accused persons along with lawyers Anna Njie and Amie Jobe.

Magistrate Abeke informed the court that he was not well, and did not have the strength to go further.

He then asked the prosecution and the defence to take a short date to continue the case for hearing.

The case was subsequently adjourned until 14 June 2016.

Author: Dawda Faye
Source: Picture: Magistrate Abeke