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Case of internet post on Prophet of Islam adjourned

Aug 19, 2015, 9:31 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba & Fatou Jallow

The case involving Alagie Mam Seye, accused of uttering words with intent to wound religious feelings, was Monday adjourned at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke.

It was adjourned because both the police prosecutor, Sub-inspector E Sarr, and the accused person were not in court at the time the case was called.

Sub-inspector Camara, who held brief, told the court that the reason why the accused person was not in court at the time was because of the rains in the morning.

He then applied for an adjournment until Thursday for hearing, and his application was granted.

The case was then adjourned to 20 August 2015, for hearing.

The particulars of offence stated that on 11 July 2015, in Lamin village in the Kombo North district of the West Coast Region, the accused, Alagie Mam Seye, published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), knowing full well that it would hurt the religious feelings of his followers and thereby committed an offence.