Mar 24, 2014, 11:03 AM
When the case was announced, the DPP applied for an adjournment on the grounds that the state counsel who was handling the case did not give him any handing-over note regarding the case.
The defence counsel, Mustapha Marong, who was representing the 3rd accused, Yusupha Jammeh, told the court he was opposing the application made by the DPP for an adjournment.
The case started since 2013, he argued, saying the accused persons are family men and farmers by profession, and are entitled to speedy trial.
Counsel Marong says justice delayed is justice denied, pointing out that if the State could not prosecute the case, then the accused should be discharged.
The accused were brought to court for dealing in their own money, and not the money of the State, the counsel argued, saying the State should even withdraw the case.
However, the defence counsel’s objection was overruled and the case was adjourned till 19 June 2014, for hearing.