Trial of Gov’t officials suffers setback

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The case involving twenty-four government officials could not proceed on 5 January 2017, at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrate Kebba Baldeh, who is presiding over the case, was not present in court.

The prosecuting officer, Sarja Sanyang, was also absent.

The twenty-four accused persons and their lawyers were also not present in court.

The accused were charged on two counts of neglect of official duty and abuse of office, allegations they denied.

According to judicial sources, the defence counsel and the prosecutor would be informed as to when the case would be heard.

The prosecutor is yet to present his first witness to testify.

Author: Dawda Faye