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Defence makes no-case submission in journalists’ trial

Sep 5, 2014, 9:03 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Defence counsel LS Camara yesterday asked the Banjul magistrates’ court to acquit and discharge the two journalists, adding that the prosecution had woefully failed to make a prima facie case against the accused persons.

Sainey MK Marenah, a freelance Journalist, and Musa S. Sheriff, the editor-in-chief of The Voice newspaper, were arraigned at the court before magistrate Trawally, charge with conspiracy and publication of false news.

Lawyer Camara, in the no-case-to-answer submission, told the court that the prosecution witnesses were discredited during cross-examination and the essential elements were not proven.

The case was adjourned to 9 September 2014, for reply by the prosecution.