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Foroyaa messenger’s trial set for judgment

Aug 12, 2014, 9:37 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The trial of Mass Kah, a messenger of Foroyaa newspaper is now set for judgment on 25 August 2014, by magistrate Jagne of the Kanifing magistrates’ court. Mass Kah was earlier charged with sedition, which he denied.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant 3560 Colley, called five witnesses.

At the end of the case of the prosecution, defence lawyer Lamin Camara filed a no-case submission. However, magistrate Isatou Janneh ruled that Mass Kah had a case to answer.

Mass Kah opened his defence, but did not call any witness.

The case was then adjourned for both the prosecutor and the defence counsel to file their address. When the case resumed on 11 August 2014 before magistrate Jagne, Sergeant 3560 Colley told the court that the case was for adoption of briefs, and that he filed his brief.

Defence lawyer Edward Singhateh said they filed their brief on 14 July 2014.

The trial was then adjourned to 25 August 2014, for judgment.