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In Femi Peters appeal case, record of proceedings not ready

Jun 18, 2010, 1:13 PM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

The appeal case of Femi Peters the convicted former campaign manager of the opposition United Democratic Party, UDP, did not proceed as scheduled at the high court yesterday.

The defence counsel Ousainou Darboe told the court that the record of proceedings from the lower court was typed, but was being proofread before finally filed.

He, therefore, applied for an adjournment on the grounds that he still needed time to file in the said documents.

Subsequently, the trial judge Justice Emmanuel Amadi, adjourned the case to 28th June 2010.

Mr. Peters is appealing against his one-year sentence by a magistrate’s court for the offence of holding a rally and using a loudspeaker to be heard in public without a permit from the Inspector General of Police.