May 19, 2011, 4:47 PM
criminal trial involving the state against Momodou Sabally, erstwhile Director
General of The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS), could not proceed
before Justice E.O. Dada of the High Court in Banjul on Thursday 8 December
According to judicial sources, the presiding judge was reported to have been attending a judges’ meeting at the Chief Justices Chambers, at the time the matter was slated for hearing.
It was about 4.00 pm, people had gathered at the court verandah when Sabally came with two security operatives in plainclothes and waited patiently for almost 30 minutes, until they were informed that the matter had been adjourned until Today, Tuesday 13 December 2016, for mention.
It would be recalled that Sabally is standing trial on eight counts of economic crime, abuse of office, giving false information to a public officer, among others.
At the last court sitting, Sabally refused to take a plea when the charge was read to him, and told the court that the state had already filed a nolle prosecui in the matter before the court.
This move prompted the presiding judge to adjourn the matter, and he ordered the state to furnish the court with the former case file.