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12-Year Alleged Murder Trial Resumes

Mar 31, 2009, 5:40 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

A twelve-year old murder trial last Thursday resumed at the Brikama High Court before Justice Ngui Mboob-Janneh.

The trial involves one Musa Trawally, a Malian national, facing three counts of alleged murder.

Mr. Trawally is alleged to have murdered one Bakary Njie, alias Filly, on or about 6th June 1997 at Ballingho in North Bank Region.

He is also alleged to have attempted to cause the death of one Lamin Jammeh and Ansu Saidy at the same place.

Mr. Trawally had denied all the charges.

When the case was called it could not however proceed into a full proceeding because the defence counsel, Lamin K. Mboge, was indisposed.

Before adjourning the matter to 2nd April 2009, Justice Ngui Mboob-Janneh directed a warning to the defence, that if the defence fails to file their reply by the next adjourned date, the case will proceed for judgement.

Justice Mboob-Janneh posited that the case had been dragging for so long and maintained that the case will not go beyond the present term.