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Former KMC Mayor case resumes

Feb 9, 2010, 1:50 PM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

The trial of the former Mayor of the Kanifing Municipality, Abdoulie Conteh, yesterday continued at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

Mr. Conteh was earlier arraigned for alleged economic crimes and resisting arrest.

When the case was called, defence counsel Badou Conteh told the court that the instruction he got from the lead defence counsel, Lawyer Anthouman Gaye, was that they have met the Director of Public Prosecutions, and that an agreement has been reached on terms and conditions.

He told the court that what was left was for the defence to formalise the agreement by writing to the DPP.

Justice Moses Richards subsequently adjourned the case to 22 February 2010 for report. 

It would be recalled that the accused, Abdoulie Conteh, was first arraigned before the Banjul High Court that earlier discharged and acquitted him of all the charges preferred against him.

However, the state was dissatisfied with the decision of the High Court, and appealed against the decision at the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal then upheld the state's appeal, and ordered a re-trial.  

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