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Lai Conteh Criminal Case Resumes

Oct 29, 2008, 6:28 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

The trial of Abdoulie Conteh, commonly known as Lai Conteh, resumed yesterday before Justice Joseph Wowo of the Banjul High Court.

Lai Conteh was a former elected Mayor of the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC).

His leading defence counsel, Antouman Gaye, informed the court that the accused, Abdoulie Conteh, was acquitted by the High Court, a decision the State appealed against at the Court of Appeal. He said the Court of Appeal upheld the State's appeal.

Mr Gaye further informed the court that the defence had taken the matter to the Supreme Court.

The trial judge, Justice Joseph Wowo, for his part, drew the attention of Mr. Gaye to the fact that there was no motion for a stay of proceedings before the court.

The case was adjourned to 19th November 2008.