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Prosecution Relies On Evidences Of witnesses

Oct 28, 2009, 4:38 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

First class 319 Jobe, on 21st October, 2009, rose before Senior Magistrate Abdoulie Mbacke of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court and declared that the prosecution was relying on the evidences of the witnesses of the prosecution in response to the no-case- submission made by Lawyer Kebba Sanyang, in defence of his client, Demba Ceesay, who was charged along with one Ali Khan with an attempt to commit an offence in the $4000 and D3000 fraud case.

Prosecutor Jobe further informed the court that he was taking over the case from Inspector Fadera who was expected to reply to the no-case-submission made by the Defence Counsel.

Lawyer Kebba Sanyang had earlier made a no-case-submission in the $4000 and D3000 drug case and told the court that the prosecution had failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt and that it did not establish a prima facie case.

He submitted that the evidence of the prosecution witnesses did not disclose or establish the elements of the offence charged, noting that the effect of cross-examination of those witnesses had rendered the evidence of such witnesses unreliable that a reasonable tribunal cannot act upon.

He therefore urged the court to discharge and acquit the accused persons.

Ruling is expected today.