Oct 5, 2009, 6:54 AM
The Jambur Arson case involving Morro Gassama, Nuha Darboe, Foday Bojang and Momodou Bojang has now been adjourned indefinitely.
The adjournment follows an appeal made to the High Court by the defence counsel, Badou Conteh, regarding a ruling made by the presiding magistrate, Pa Harry Jammeh, in connection with an additional charge of "threat to burn" that the prosecution applied to bring up.
The accused persons were initially charged with two counts of arson and conspiracy, for allegedly setting fire to the house of the village Alkalo, Kebba Juju Bojang, on 31st January of this year, a charge they all denied.
The prosecution has now applied for an additional charge of "threat to burn", a charge that turned out to be unsatisfactory on the side of the defence, and thus it appealed against it.
The magistrate ruled that the defence's submission that the charge of "threat to burn" not to be added was beforehand.
The charge reads: "On or about the 29th day of January 2009, at Jambur village, you knowingly uttered and caused to be received directly or indirectly threat to burn houses of one Alhagie Kebba Juju Bojang, the Alkalo of Jambur if he did not make an effort for your people to return back". They denied the charge.
Meanwhile the accused persons are remanded in custody at the state central prison, Mile II, pending the outcome of the appeal.