Apr 17, 2008, 5:15 AM
The accused is standing trial on a three-count charge, two of them being economic crimes and stealing.
He vehemently denied the charges.
His defense counsel Pap Yassin Seck objected to count two, stating that there is no offence under the Economic Crime Decree No 16 for failure to account. He quoted section (5)(f) to back his argument. He added that failure to account on the charge sheet should be re-visited because is not an offence.
In response, Superintendent Badjie referred the court to section 217 of the CPC in support of his argument. He further urged the court to refuse the application made by the defence counsel so that the case could proceed.
The case was at that juncture adjourned until a later date.