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Magistrate Fatty ‘corruption’ trial progresses

Feb 25, 2015, 10:16 AM | Article By: Fatou Jallow

The trial involving Magistrate Fatty Tuesday proceeded before Magistrate Jallow of the Bundung Magistrates’ Court with the continuation of cross-examination of PW1, Ms Patricia Fangawa, who is also the complainant.

Magistrate Fatty is facing trial on four counts of official corruption, abuse of office and receiving money to grant favour, in a civil case he was presiding over.

Continuing his cross-examination, defence counsel LS Camara asked the witness to state the date judgment was delivered in the civil case, and the witness replied that it was in July, but could not remember what day it was.

“Which magistrate delivered judgment against you?” counsel asked.

“The magistrate was a lady, but I cannot remember her name,” said the witness.

“It’s correct that you previously appeared before this lady before the ruling?”

“Yes, but she said she was going according to Magistrate Fatty’s report.”

At that juncture, the state counsel applied for an adjournment to enable them call the second prosecution witness.

The case was then adjourned to 3 March 2015.