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In Foroyaa messenger’s trial, prosecutor to seek AG’s Chambers consent

Dec 3, 2013, 9:56 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The prosecuting officer in the case involving Mass Kah, a messenger with Foroyaa newspaper, who was charged with sedition, yesterday told the presiding magistrate at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court that the accused person could not be prosecuted without the consent of the Attorney General’s Chambers.

335 Nying told the court that for this reason, she was applying for an adjournment for legal advice from the Attorney General’s Chambers.

Magistrate Janneh then advised the prosecutor to apply for the case to be struck out, since the accused person was not properly charged.

But prosecutor Nying maintained that she would wait for the consent of the AG Chambers.

Lawyer Camara, who was representing the accused, told the court that he was not opposing the application made by the prosecutor.

The case was subsequently adjourned till 17th December 2013.

The prosecution, in their particulars of offence, alleged that the accused, Mass Kah, on 14 November 2013, between 16:00 hrs and 17:00hrs, at Latrikunda German, within the K.M.C. and diverse areas, with willful intention, uttered a statement against the president’s photo which one Lamin Camara was pasting on his vehicle opposite a tailoring workshop, saying: “Why not paste the said photo of H.E. the president on the sky?” and thereby committed an offence.