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Gamcotrap officials trial reaches climax

Apr 21, 2011, 1:51 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The trial involving Dr Isatou Touray, Executive Director of the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) and Amie Bojang-Sissoho, programme co-ordinator of the same organisation, has reached its climax following an announcement yesterday by the prosecution that it has closed its case.

The two women’s rights activists are being tried before acting-Principal Magistrate Alagba of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing the sum of €30,000, being money provided by the YALOCAMBA SOLIDARIDAD of Spain to GAMCOTRAP.

When the trial resumed yesterday, the prosecuting officer, Superintendent Sainey Joof, told the court that the prosecution was closing their case, after calling eight witnesses.

Defence counsel Amie Bensouda told the court that the defence was intending to make a no-case-to-answer submission on behalf of the accused persons.

She said the defence intended to file a written submission, and then the court could adopt the document.

The case was subsequently adjourned till 13th May 2011.