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Taranga FM MD case set for adoption of address

May 12, 2016, 12:04 PM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Justice Eunice Dada of the Banjul High Court yesterday adjourned the sedition trial involving Taranga FM managing director Alhajie Abdoulie Ceesay, for adoption of addresses.

Ceesay was being tried on a seven-count charge of seditious intention, which he denied.

When the case was called, B. Jeng represented the state while defence counsel Combeh Coker represented the accused person.

B. Jeng then informed the court that she was instructed by the counsel handling the case to stand down the matter.

She said counsel B. Drammeh was outside of the jurisdiction, and applied for the case to be adjourned.

In response, counsel Gaye said that since Jeng knows nothing about the case, she had no objection to adjourning the case.

The trial judge then adjourned the case until 13 June 2016 at 10 a.m. for adoption of addresses.

It would be recalled that during one of the court sittings, a prison officer told the court that the Taranga FM MD had “escaped” while hospitalised at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul.

Later, a government press release was aired on GRTS TV declaring “Alhagie Ceesay wanted” as he had reportedly “escaped” from custody.

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