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Alleged human trafficking case adjourned for ruling

Sep 16, 2015, 11:36 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The trial involving one Modou Nyang, accused of human trafficking, was recently adjourned for ruling at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Jaiteh.

When the case was called, prosecutor M. Jobe made an application for the court to hear the evidence of the first prosecution witness (PW1) in chambers, as PW1 was a victim to the alleged offence committed by the accused person.

However, counsel for the accused objected to the prosecution’s application, arguing that not all the evidence should be heard in camera.

It would be recalled that the accused, Modou Nyang, recently appeared at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court for allegedly acting as an intermediary for the purpose of human trafficking.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused, Modou Nyang, between January and July 2015 at Brikama and diverse places in Kombo Central district of the West Coast Region, sent about 20 Gambian girls to Kuwait for the purpose of human trafficking.