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In SO and OC case, prosecution replies to defence submission

Jul 20, 2012, 1:20 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty-Gitteh

Police prosecutor Chief Inspector L. Touray on Wednesday filed his reply to the no-case-to-answer submission made by the defence counsel in the case involving former senior officers attached to Sibanor Police Station.

Jerreh Jarju, ex-Station Officer, Sibanor Police Station, and Samba Camara, ex-commanding officer of the same station, were charged with official corruption, public officers receiving property to show favour, abuse of office, conspiracy to commit misdemeanor and destroying evidence.

In his reply, prosecutor Touray submitted that the accused persons were charged with five counts of criminal offence.

He said the prosecution called six witnesses and he referred the court to the testimonies of all the witnesses.

“I urge the court to term all the witnesses as credible, worthy witnesses and believe their testimonies. I also urge the court to closely look at the exhibits before the court, as they are relevant in the determination of the case,” prosecutor Touray told the court.

He submitted further that the prosecution had proved its case beyond all reasonable doubts and said the court should call on the accused persons to open their defence.

The prosecutor said the essence of corroborative evidence was that one creditable, worthy witness confirmed what another creditable, worthy witness had said.

He quoted the Evidence Act to support his submission.

With regard to court three, he referred the court to the copy attached from the Minister of Justice.

He then urged the court to call on the accused persons to enter into their defence.

The case was then adjourned till 6 August 2012, for ruling.