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Mar 20, 2014, 9:49 AM
The much anticipated judgment involving Lawyer Moses B. Johnson Richards could not take place yesterday at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court as expected.
When the case was called, the president of the Gambia Bar Association, Sheriff Marie Tambedou, announced his representation for the accused person.
Magistrate Tabally then informed the court that judgment was not ready, and that the case file was not with him.
Counsel Sheriff Tambedou told the court that the case should be mentioned so that it would be on record.
The case was then mentioned, and adjourned without a date being fixed.
The particulars of offence on count one stated that Moses B. Johnson Richards, on 6 November 2010, at Banjul within the jurisdiction of the court, knowingly gave false information to the Sheriff of The Gambia to wit that His Excellency the President of the Gambia, has ordered the stay of the execution of the writ of possession in civil suit No.349/92 B No. 28, with intent to cause the Sheriff of the Gambia to stop the execution of the said writ of possession.
The charge sheet on count two read that Moses B Johnson Richards on 6th November 2010, at Banjul within the jurisdiction of the court published a letter to the Sheriff of The Gambia, stating that His Excellency the President of The Gambia has ordered the stay of execution of a writ of possession in the civil suit No,349/92B No 28, with intent to bring into contempt the person of the said President.