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Court gives accused ultimatum

Oct 24, 2012, 10:21 AM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Magistrate Dawda Jallow, recently gave an ultimatum to one Godwin Chukwuka.

The accused persons, Godwill Chukwuka Awugosi and Leonard Onyeka Nwosu, who was said to be at large, were alleged to have conspired to commit a felony.

When the case was mentioned, the prosecuting officer reminded the court that the case was set for cross-examination by the accused person.

However, the accused could not proceed, and he appealed to the court to grant him more time to find a lawyer.

The trial magistrate granted his application, but told him that this was the last adjournment for him to find a lawyer or else he proceeds on his own.

Hearing was adjourned to 29 October 2012.

According to the charge sheet  read in court, on 30 June 2012 at Pipeline Kariaba Avenue and diverse places in The Gambia, they jointly conspired to sell fake drugs for the purpose of gaining money, which they knew or have reason to believe was against the laws of The Gambia.