Jul 29, 2016, 12:17 PM
Defence Counsel ondisposed
The protracted criminal trial involving Amadou Jarra, a Malian national charged with the murder of two women in Kerewan, North Bank Region, could not proceed at the Special Criminal Court yesterday, when the defence counsel, S. Jahateh, was reported to be indisposed.
This prompted the trial judge, Justice Moses Richards, to order that a hearing notice be sent to the defence counsel before the next adjournment date.
The case was adjourned to 3rd February 2010.
Amadou was alleged to have murdered co-wives: Nyimasta Ceesay and Kitty Fatty in Kerewan village early in 2009 by stabbing them with a knife.
In a separate development, the rape trial of Morris Kallou also failed to proceed before the same court because of the absence of the Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, M Abdullahi.
DPP Chenge, who held brief for M. Abdullahi, undertook to inform him before the next adjournment date.
Meanwhile, Defence Counsel E. Sissiho told the court that he has filed a written address before the court on a "no case" submission, dated 11th December 2009.
Subsequently, the case was adjourned to 8th February 2010.