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Husband, wife trial resumes

May 29, 2015, 9:59 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The trial involving Jerreh Kujabi and his wife, Halimatou Colley, accused of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor, criminal trespass and forcible detainer, Wednesday resumed at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate P. Mendy.

When the matter was called, the court was told that the defence counsel, Kebba Sanyang, had written a letter that he was occupied at the high court and applied for the matter to be adjourned.

In her ruling, the presiding magistrate told the court that the matter had suffered three adjournments at the instance of the defence.

She said justice delayed is justice denied, adding that the second accused would enter into her defence to avoid wasting the court’s time.

However, the second accused, Halimatou Colley, appealed to the court to give them a last chance, as she could not enter into her defence in the absence of her lawyer.

Her appeal was rejected by the court.

In her testimony, Halimatou Colley said she is from Kafuta village and denied the allegation against her.

At that juncture, the presiding magistrate adjourned the matter to 3 June for the accused person to continue with her defence in the presence of her counsel.