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In Jailed British Appeal Case, Parties to File Written Briefs

Jul 21, 2009, 7:13 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

The criminal appeal case filed by the jailed British national David Fulton at the Banjul High Court before Justice Wowo had reaches it climax.

Lamin Camara, counsel for the appellant, David Fulton, yesterday told the court if the court could accommodate him, he want to file a written brief. He said he is agreed to wave the vacation period to file his written brief.

The State Counsel N.B. Jones also agreed to wave the vacation period to file the State written brief.

The presiding judge, Justice Joseph Wowo later ordered the appellant to file his written brief within 14 days and the state respondent should also file their written brief within 14 days from the date of receipt of the appellant brief.

The appellant David Fulton is appealing against the decision of the Banjul Magistrates' Court that sentenced him to three years in prison for the offence of forgery.

David Fulton was said to have some time in the year 2007 and 2008 in the city of Banjul and diverse places in The Gambia, without authority and with intent to defraud or deceive, forged a Technical Assistance registration number plate GSC 1 TA and thereby committed an offence.

Hearing continues.