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Prosecution replies to defence’s no-case submission

Jun 1, 2012, 1:32 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty-Gitteh

Prosecutor Chief Inspector Touray on Monday replied to the defence counsel’s no-case-to-answer submission in the case involving Jerreh Jarju and Samba Camara.

Jarju and Camara are standing trial for official corruption, public officers receiving property to show favour, abuse of office, conspiracy to commit misdemeanors and destroying evidence.

In his reply, Chief Inspector Touray told the court that Jerreh Jarju was charged with five counts, while Samba Camara was charged with four counts.

He said the prosecution called six witnesses and referred the court to all the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses, urging the court to term all the witnesses as credible worthy witnesses.

Prosecutor Touray further submitted that the prosecution had tendered exhibits and he therefore invited the court to closely look at those exhibits before him, as they were relevant to the determination of the case.

He cited the evidence of some of the prosecution witnesses, saying they were all crucial to the case and that the prosecution had made a prima-facie case against the accused persons.

He then urged the court to call on the accused persons to enter into their defence, citing the Evidence Act and the CPC to support his argument.

At that juncture, the case was adjourned till 13 June 2012, for defence counsel to reply on points of law.