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Photographer testifies in Moses Richards' trial

May 20, 2011, 1:33 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Momodou Colley, a photographer, yesterday testified in the ongoing criminal trial involving Moses B. Johnson Richards at the Banjul Magistrates' Court before acting-Principal Magistrate Alagba.

Richards is being tried for the alleged offence of giving false information to a public officer and for sedition.

Colley testified as defence witness number three, and told the court that he is a photographer residing at Jabang village, and knew Pa Ebrima Colley as alkalo of Jabang village.

"In 2007, an official of the High Court in the Banjul came to the village of Jabang and started throwing out people's properties from their houses. As a photographer, the alkalo asked me to take photos of all the items thrown outside by the personnel of the Police Intervention Unit," he told the court, adding that after taking the photos he handed them over to the alkalo.

The said pictures were later tendered and admitted as defence exhibits.

Asked by defence counsel Antouman Gaye, whether after he gave them to the alkalo, he ever saw them again, the witness said he never saw the said photos since.

At this juncture the Director of Special Litigation D.O. Kulo applied for an adjournment on the grounds that he had another matter at the High Court.

The case was subsequently adjourned till 1 June 2011, for continuation.