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Court to rule on Lang Conteh’s no-case submission

Mar 18, 2015, 10:14 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The case involving the former general manager of Kanilai Family Farms, Lang Conteh, was yesterday set for ruling on the no-case-to-answer submission filed by the defence before Principal Magistrate Dawda Jallow of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

The development came when the police prosecutor announced the closured of the prosecution case, and it was for the turn of the defence to open their defence.

Defence counsel LK Mboge then informed the court that he intended to file no-case-to answer submission.

Yesterday’s proceedings saw the adoption of briefs filed by both the prosecution and the defence counsel.

The case was subsequently adjourned to 16 April 2015, for ruling.

Counsel Mboge told the court that the defence was relying on all the paragraphs in support of the no-case submission on behalf of his client.

Readers would recall that Lang Conteh, a former general manager at the Kanilai Family Farms, was charged with theft at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

The charge sheet read that Lang Conteh, some time between 2012 and 2013 in Banjul, stole an amount of D1, 538, 804.95, being the property of the Kanilai Family Farms, and thereby committed an offence.