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Case of Rongo & co adjourned

Jun 22, 2012, 2:36 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The case involving Momodou Lamin Jarju, alias Rongo and his father, Alhagie Lamin Jarju, was on Monday adjourned at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Helary Abeke.

It would be recalled that the two accused persons are standing trial on an allegation of making false document and uttering false document.

When the matter was called to proceed, police prosecutor 1781 Kinteh told the court that the witness the prosecution intended to call had deposed to an affidavit concerning the said matter.

The said affidavit had been filed before the court, he said, urging the court to admit the said affidavit and citing section 81 of the Evidence Act.

In response, defence counsel Sagarr Gaye told the court the said affidavit was served on the defence but the defence was objecting to it.

He said he had read the contents of the affidavit but he did not know its relevance, adding that the witness should be called to come and testify before the court on everything he knew about the matter.

According to him, the case had not proceeded since 14 March 2012, and subsequent adjournment came from the prosecution, stating that the prosecutor had been warned to bring his witness before the court, but to no avail.

At that juncture the case was adjourned till 1 July 2012, for ruling.