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Another Deferral in Fatou Jaw Manneh's Case

Apr 25, 2008, 5:19 AM | Article By: By Dawda Faye

The protracted case against Journalist Fatou Jaw Manneh could not proceed yesterday at the Kanifing Magistrates Court due to the absence of the defence counsel, Lawyer Jobarteh, who was said to be engaged at Brikama court.

The yesterday hearing before Principal Magistrate Buba Jawo was supposed to see the cross-examination of the prosecution witness by defence counsel.

The Magistrate told the court that it was the right of the accused to hire a counsel but warned the accused that if her counsel does not appear in court on the next adjourned date, she would have to resort to other means.

The case was thus adjourned to 30thApril 2008 for continuation.