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Setback in UDP militant’s trial

Feb 6, 2014, 9:09 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

There was a setback yesterday in the trial involving Lansana Jobarteh, a militant of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera.

The trial which was slated for the continuation of the prosecution’s case could not proceed, as the trial magistrate was reported to be indisposed.

The prosecuting officer, 3533 Jarju, the defence Counsel, Ousainou Darboe, and the accused were all present in court.

The case was then adjourned to 20 February 2014, for hearing to continue.

The accused, Lansana Jobarteh, was charged with broadcasting without a license contrary to the information and communication Act.

The police accused Lansana Jobarteh that between 14 and 15 December 2013, while attending UDP political rallies at Buffer Zone in the KMC and Brikama and diverse places, talked on Skype using an IPOD and give information to abroad without a broadcasting license and thereby committed an offence.