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State closes case in Mambury Njie trial

Jun 18, 2014, 11:06 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

State prosecutors led by the deputy director of Special Litigation at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Simon Abi, have announced that the state was closing its case in the trial of former Cabinet minister Mambury Njie, before Justice Makilou Abdullah of the high court in Banjul.

When the case was called yesterday, the state counsel told the court that the prosecution was closing its case.

The defence counsel, Lamin S. Camara, then said he would apply for an adjournment, and would consider whether to make a no-case-to-answer submission.

The state counsel responded that the defence could not make a no-case submission because of the economic crime charge, and urged the court to ask the defendant to enter his defence.

The case was at that juncture adjourned to 23 July 2014, to enable the parties to address the court on whether or not the defence could make a no-case submission in an economic crime case.

It would be recalled that the accused, Mambury Njie, is standing trial on two counts of economic crime and one count of negligence, charges he denied.

The prosecution has so far called two witnesses to give evidence, and tendered some exhibits.