Mar 17, 2020, 3:48 PM
The case involving Momodou Lamin Jarju, alias Rongo, and his father, Alhagie Lamin Jarju, was recently adjourned at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.
Rongo and his father are being tried on charges of making false documents, uttering false documents, prohibition of conduct conducive to breach of peace and obtaining money by false pretence.
When the case was announced, the prosecuting officer, Sgt 1260 Colley, applied for an adjournment on the grounds that the witness he intended to call was engaged in an official duty.
Defence counsel, S. Gaye, objected to the application for an adjournment on the grounds that the application lacked merit, arguing that the court could not sit and wait for the witness until he finished his official duties.
Magistrate Abeke overruled the defence objection and said that on the next adjourned date, “if the prosecution witness does not appear in court”, he would close the case for the prosecution.
He then adjourned the case till 23 April 2012.