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Lawyers’ invitation delays trial of four Gambians, two Guineans

Jun 16, 2014, 11:24 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The trial involving four Gambians and two Guineans could not proceed on 11 June 2014, before Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

The Gambians are Sheikh Dawda York, Ebrima Kebbeh, Damba Sowe and Kemo Fatty; and the Guineans are Oumie Saffiatou Jallow and Alpha Kanteh.

Lawyer Moses Richards, one of the defence counsel, informed the court that all the defence counsel in the case were invited to attend a programme at the High Court.

He therefore applied for an adjournment to enable him and his colleagues to attend the said programme.

The prosecuting officer, Sergeant 1781 Kinteh, rose and objected to the application for an adjournment.

He said that if there was an event to which the defence counsel were invited, they should have written to the court to inform it.

He said he had a witness to testify and urged the court not to grant the application for adjournment.

Magistrate Tabally also told the court that he was told that there was a programme at the High Court.

He then granted the application made by Moses Richards and adjourned the case till 19 June 2014, for definite hearing.

The accused persons were charged on three counts of conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and cheating.

They denied the allegations.