Jul 11, 2016, 11:31 AM
Mr. Njie was standing trial for an alleged offence of impersonation, a charge he vehemently denied.
The decision of the court to acquit and discharge Mr. Njie followed a 'no case' submission made by his counsel, Lawyer Lamin Camara and a reply made by the prosecution.
In her ruling, Magistrate Kumba Sillah-Camara maintained that the court had carefully considered the evidence before it and found that the prosecution had not proven their case beyond reasonable doubt.
She adduced that before a 'no case' submission can be admitted, it has to show that there is corroboration in the evidence of the prosecution's witnesses as well as a link to the accused person's offence.
She adduced that both prosecution witnesses' testimonies rendered before the court had not shown any credit during the cross-examination. She explained that no competent and reliable court would rely on such evidence to convict the accused.