Nov 22, 2011, 12:39 PM
Justice Wowo and Lamin A.M.S. Jobarteh were arraigned on a thirteen-count indictment which included abuse of office, conspiracy to defeat Justiceand interference with witnesses, offences relating to Judicial proceeding, to giving false information to a public officer, charges they denied.
In moving the motion on the no-case-to-answer submission, defence counsel BS Touray stated that he was adopting the submission filed by counsel, Ozuma.
He submitted that the subject matter of a statement which was meant to prejudice the appellant’s case before the Gambia Court of Appeal was not highlighted on the particulars of offence.
Counsel Touray added that the 2nd accused, Jobarteh, was embarrassed and prejudiced, and he urged the court to acquit and discharge him.
The case was adjourned to 9 December 2013, for the state to reply.