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Judgment again postponed in Lansana Jobarteh case

Jun 27, 2014, 10:02 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Judgment in the trial of Lasanna Jobarteh, a UDP militant, was yesterday postponed at the Bundung magistrates’ court before magistrate Isatou Janneh.

The matter was adjourned on the grounds that magistrates were attending a training session.

Judgment is now expected on 10 July 2014.

The accused person, Lansana Jobarteh, a militant of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), was charged with broadcasting without a licence contrary to the Information and Communication Act.

The police accused Jobarteh, that between 14 and 15 December 2013 while attending UDP political rallies at the Buffer Zone in the KMC, at Brikama and diverse places, he talked on Skype using an IPOD and gave information abroad without a broadcasting licence, and thereby committed an offence.