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Supposed babylon alkalo trial deferred

May 6, 2011, 1:03 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The criminal trial involving Lamin B. Jarju, the supposed Alkalo of Babylon village, yesterday failed to proceed at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Abeke,

The case could not proceed as expected as the state prosecutor was not in court.

When the case was called, defence counsel Borry Touray told the court that at the last adjournment date he had an agreement with the state counsel that they should proceed to the Brikama Magistrates' Court, after the hearing of the case at the High Court in which both of them were involved.

The case was subsequently adjourned till 25 May 2011.

The particulars of offence on count one read that between 2006 and 2007, at Kerewan Lamin Babylon village, the accused person, Lamin Jarju, falsely represented himself as an alkalo of Babylon and under such representation he collected rates and licence fees.

Court two alleged that the accused in the same year and place made a false document to wit an official seal as alkalo of the said three villages.

He was also alleged on count three to have made a false document with an official stamp purported to be the seal of the alkalo of the said villages.