Jul 12, 2010, 1:48 PM
The Banjul Magistrates’ Court is today expected to deliver judgment in the case of Lawyer Moses B. Johnson Richards.
Today’s judgment by presiding Magistrate Alagba followed the adoption of briefs by the state prosecutor and the defence during the last court appearance.
Richards was being defended by the Gambian Bar Association led by the doyen of the bar, Lawyer Surahata Janneh, while the state was being represented by Daniel O. Kulo, the director of Special Litigation at the Attorney General’s Chambers.
The particulars of offence on count one stated that Moses B Johnson Richards, on 6 November 2010 at Banjul within the jurisdiction of the court, knowingly gave false information to the Sheriff of The Gambia to wit that His Excellency the President of The Gambia, has ordered the stay of execution of the writ of possession in civil suit No.349/92 B No. 28, with intent to cause the Sheriff of The Gambia to stop the execution of the said writ of possession.
The charge sheet on count two read that Moses B. Johnson Richards, on 6th November 2010 at Banjul within the jurisdiction of the court, published a letter to the Sheriff of The Gambia, stating that His Excellency the President of The Gambia has ordered the stay of execution of a writ of possession in the civil suit No,349/92B No 28, with intent to bring into contempt the person of the said President.