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Rape case adjourned for judgement

May 29, 2013, 12:54 PM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul recently adjourned the rape case involving one Bakary Sambou for judgment.

When the case was called, the state counsel announced his representation for the state, while the defence counsel from the Legal Aid announced her representation for the accused, Bakery Sambou.

State counsel, in his address, told the court to convict the accused person as charged and urged the court to rely on both the cautionary and voluntary statements, after having passed the test of voluntariness.

In response, the defence counsel urged the court not to rely on the statements before the court, as they were not voluntarily made and urged the court to acquit and discharge the accused as the prosecution had failed to prove its case beyond all reasonable doubts.

There was no direct evidence against the accused, defence counsel said.

The case was then adjourned till 6 June 2013, for judgment.

The accused, Bakary Sambou, was charged with raping of an underage girl of 18 years, a charge he had denied.