Sep 17, 2009, 3:37 AM
The ongoing trial involving Femi Peters, the Campaign Manager of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) failed to proceed yesterday 5th November 2009 as scheduled.
The case could not proceed since both the bench and the bar are said to be engaged in a workshop.
As a result, the case was rescheduled to today, Friday 5th November, 2009, for ruling on the objections raised by Defence Counsel Ousainou Darboe, that the Banjul Magistrates' Court lacks the jurisdiction to hear the case.
Lawyer Darboe argued that the court lacks the jurisdiction to hear the matter since the alleged offence was said to have occurred in Serrekunda, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.
Mr. Peters is charged with two counts of "control of procession and control of loudspeaker."
He denied both charges.