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State to amend charges against Jobarteh, Pa Harry Jammeh

Aug 2, 2013, 9:47 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The Director of Public Prosecutions, S.H. Barkun, Tuesday informed the Banjul High Court presided over by Justice M. Abdoulah, that the state intended to amend the charges against former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Lamin AMS Jobarteh, and former Solicitor General and Legal Secretary Pa Harry Jammeh.

Jobarteh and Pa Harry were earlier arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court under a 10-count charge, which included conspiracy to defeat justice, abuse of office, official corruption, destroying evidence, and neglect of official duty, charges they had since denied.

According to the DPP, the case had emanated from the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, and he was applying for an adjournment as the state intended to amend the charge.

The defence counsel, L.S. Camara, did not raise any objection to the DPP’s application.

The trial judge then adjourned the case to 16 October 2013, and ordered that the accused persons shall continue to enjoy the earlier bail granted to them by the lower court.