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Fajara Golf Club case suffers setback

Jun 8, 2011, 3:53 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The case involving Lamin Drammeh, Lamin Tamba and Bakary Njie, caddies at the Fajara Golf Club, could not proceed on 7 June 2011, before Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrate’ Court.

When the case was announced, CPL 335 Nying, the new prosecuting officer, rose and told the court that she was applying for an adjournment since the prosecution witness was not present in court.

Lawyer Kebba Sanyang, representing the first and second accused persons and holding brief for Lawyer Pap Cheyassin Secka, did not object to the application made by the prosecution.

He made his intention known to the court that he would apply to the court to strike out count three.

Lamin Drammeh, Lamin Tamba, Almamy Jagne, Bakary Njie and Bakary Baldeh were jointly charged on two counts, namely conspiracy to commit a felony and incitement to violence. They have all denied the charges.

Lawyer Pap Cheyassin Secka earlier applied to the court to strike out counts one and two, which was granted, and Bakary Baldeh and Almamy Jagne were acquitted.

But count three was not struck out, which affects Lamin Drammeh, Lamin Tamba and Bakary Njie.

The court was expecting the prosecution to call its second witness to testify against Lamin Drammeh, Lamin Tamba and Bakary Njie on count three but failed to do so.

Magistrate Tabally subsequently adjourned the case till 20 June 2011 at the instance of the prosecution.