Mar 6, 2009, 3:43 AM
The Banjul Magistrates’ Court yesterday transferred a rape case involving one Sana Kah to the Special Criminal Court Division of the High Court in
According to the particulars of offence, the accused, Sana Kah, a Guniea Bassau national, on 2 November 2011, at
In delivering his ruling, the trial magistrate told the court that the offence under which the accused person is charged is a capital offence, adding that the lower court “lacks the jurisdiction to try” the accused person on the charge of rape.
It is the duty of the state to provide the accused person with a lawyer who would represent him in court during the trial, the trial magistrate says.
He consequently transferred the case to the Special Criminal Court Division of the High Court in