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Judge unhappy with prosecution in former WAAPP coordinator trial

Dec 2, 2014, 9:41 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Justice Amadi of the Special Criminal Court Monday said he was not happy with the prosecution in the case involving the former coordinator of West Africa Productivity Project (WAAPP), Sheikh Tijan Sosseh.

When the case was called, the state counsel, M Mendy, said the state witness was out of the jurisdiction and asked for an adjournment.

Justice Amadi said they are wasting the court’s time.

He added that if he did adjourn the case to the next day and the witness did not show up, they would have to close their case or he would adjourn it to February next year or discharge the accused person until whenever they were ready to proceed with the case.

The state counsel then said the witness would appear in court today.

Since the prosecution said the witness would be in court Today, Justice Amadi adjourned the trial for 1pm on Tuesday.