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In Pap Saine's False Publication Case

Mar 24, 2009, 6:00 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The false publication case involving Pap Saine, Co-publisher and Managing Editor of The Point newspaper could not proceed yesterday at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

When the case was called, the Director of Public Prosecution, Richard Chenge, informed the court that the prosecution had filed a substituted charge on the 19th March 2009. Defence counsel, Awa Ceesay-Sabally, was served at that juncture with the substituted charge.

DPP Chenge requested an adjournment to enable the state regularise the substituted charge sheet, which the court observed did not bear a case number.

Counsel Ceesay-Sabally indicated that the defence would not object to the substitution, provided the bail condition of the defendant remains the same. She added that the defence came to court with a view to proceed with the case, but if the DPP applies for an adjournment, they would not object it.

The case was subsequently adjourned until Monday 30th March 2009.

Meanwhile the Point boss is expected to appear at the Banjul Magistrates' Court tomorrow where he is also facing charges concerning his citizenship.