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Nanama Keita’s trial suffers another setback

Oct 11, 2011, 3:17 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The trial of former Daily Observer sports editor Nanama Keita could not proceed on Monday at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, after it was announced that presiding Magistrate Tabally was sick and, as a result, the case was not heard.

It would be recalled that, at the last hearing, the prosecuting officer, ASP Cadet Manneh, who held brief for superintendent Joof, asked the court to grant them an adjournment, as all efforts are being made to secure the apprehension for the accused person, who the court was informed has reportedly left its jurisdiction.

Meanwhile, the prosecution had so far called two witnesses to testify in the case, after which the hearing has suffered several setbacks.

The offence alleged was that Nanama Keita, in May 2011 in Banjul, presented a petition letter to the Office of the President at State House, claiming wrongful dismissal as the deputy editor-in-chief and head of the sports desk, as well as financial malpractice by the managing director of the Daily Observer Company.