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Prosecution witness fails to appear in Foroyaa messenger’s trial

Dec 31, 2013, 9:41 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

When the case involving Mass Kah, a Foroyaa messenger, was mentioned on 30 December 2013 before Magistrate Isatou Janneh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, Sergeant 335 Nying, the prosecuting officer, told the court that the witness she was expecting to testify was bereaved and could not make it to the court.

She therefore applied for an adjournment.

The defence counsel, Lamin S. Camara, did not object to the application made by the prosecutor.

As a result, Magistrate Janneh adjourned the case to 6 and 7 January 2014, for hearing.

It would be recalled that on 17 December 2013, the prosecutor said that she had received consent from the AG’s chambers to proceed with the case.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused, Mass Kah, on 14 November 2013, between the hours of 16:00 hrs and 17:00hrs, at Latrikunda German, within the K.M.C. and diverse areas, with willful intention, uttered a statement against the president’s photo which one Lamin Camara was pasting on his vehicle opposite a tailoring workshop, saying: “Why not paste the said photo of H.E. the President on the sky?” and thereby committed an offence.