May 12, 2017, 12:38 PM
David Fulton, a British national was on
The alleged offence revealed that, the accused, David Fulton, some time in the year 2007 and 2008 in the city of
Cpl Manga told the court that the accused could not appear in court due to circumstances beyond their control and therefore applied for an adjournment.
In response, the Defence Counsel Lamin Camara told the court that he was objecting to any further adjournment of the case. He said there was a court order on the last adjourned date that the accused should be brought to court for hearing on the case.
According to Defence Counsel Camara, apart from the order, the accused had not been brought to court since
In his ruling, the presiding Magistrate Lamin George said "bearing in mind all what the defence stated in court and in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC), I hereby discharge the accused person and the case struck out for want of diligent prosecution."
It could be recalled that David Fulton was convicted and sentenced by the same Banjul Magistrates' Court to three years in prison for the offence of forgery. He is currently serving the sentence.
Mr.David Fulton was said to be some time in the year 2007 and 2008 in the city of