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Femi Peters case adjourned

Jan 7, 2010, 1:37 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye & Soury Camara

The ongoing criminal trial case involving Femi Peters campaign manager of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) was adjourned when hearing resumed yesterday, 6th January 2010 at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

The case was adjourned by Magistrate Joseph Ikpala to the 19th January 2010, following an application made by defence counsel Ousainou Darboe, who informed the court that the accused was bereaved and had some funeral arrangements to carry out.

The application was granted without any objection from the prosecution.

Mr. Peters is charged under the Public Order Act relating to the control of processions and of loud speakers, charges which he is contesting.

The prosecution has so far called three witnesses to testify against the accused person.

It would be recalled that lawyer Ousainou Darboe had reportedly filed an appeal at the High Court for a stay of proceedings. However, the Kanifing Magistrates' Court continues hearing the case on the grounds that the motion filed at the High Court for a stay of proceeding was not stamped.