Prosecution, defence adopt briefs

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Inspector Bojang, the prosecuting officer in the case involving Babucarr Njie, a soldier who was found with a pistol at King Fahd Mosque in Banjul, and the defence counsel, Sheriff Kumba Jobe, on 31 July 2017, adopted their briefs before Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

The prosecutor had already called five witnesses namely, Famara Kambi, Captain Babucarr Bah, Ebrima Fatty, Jally Senghore and Abdoulie Bojang.

At the end of the prosecution’s case, Sheriff Kumba Jobe to informed the court that he was going to file a no-case submission, which he did.

In his written address, he stated that the prosecution failed to prove the elements of the offence charged.

He further posited that there was no evidence against the accused sufficient enough to warrant that the accused enter his defence, adding that the prosecution witnesses were discredited during cross-examination.

He urged the court to acquit and discharge the accused.

Inspector Bojang had also filed a written address, urging the court to ask the accused to enter his defence, because there was enough evidence against him.

Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie is expected to make a ruling on 18 August 2017, as to whether the accused has a case to answer or she would ask him to go home as a free man.

Author: By Dawda Faye