May 16, 2011, 12:50 PM
Defence Counsel Submits Oral Briefs
In the criminal case of one Lamin Faye, who was indicted for murder, Assan Martin, the defense counsel for the accused person, yesterday made an oral submission before Justice Moses Richards of the Special Criminal Court at the High Court in Banjul. This follows the filing of written briefs by the prosecution.
In his submission, defense counsel Martin said that his defense address would focus on the state of mind of the accused person at the time of committing the act.
"It is clear that the accused in his examination-in-chief, as his demeanor was suffering from a form of delusion and hallucinations," Martin submitted.
Lawyer Martin then referred the court to Section 10 of the Criminal Code, and further made reference to two other legal authorities.
It would be recalled that the accused person, Lamin Faye, sometime last year in Gunjur town allegedly caused the death of one Mustapha Jammeh by stabbing him with a knife, knowing that death was the probable consequence of such act.
The case was adjourned for judgment, at a date to be communicated to the parties.