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Three Guineans acquitted and discharged

Mar 18, 2011, 1:32 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Three Guineans, Ousman Camara, Isagha Kondeh and Abubacarr Jawara, were on 14 March 2011, acquitted and discharged by the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Tabally.

The trio were standing trial for conspiracy to commit a felony, making or having in possession papers or implements for forgery, a charge they have all denied.

This development followed the presiding Magistrate Tabally entering of a no-case-to-answer for the accused persons.

He revealed that when the case was called on 3 February, six accused persons appeared in the indictment, adding that the 1st, 2nd and 3rd were convicted and sentenced on their own plea of guilt.

Magistrate Tabally further revealed that he had perused through the testimonies adduced by the prosecution witnesses and analysed the evidence in records and that the case of the prosecution was not proven.

"The elements of the offence charged were not proved and therefore the court hereby entered a no-case for the accused persons pursuant to section 166 of the Criminal Procedure Code," Tabally disclosed.

According to the charge sheet on count one, on 15 January 2011, at around

Kairaba Avenue
and diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused persons conspired with others to commit a felony to wit making fake currency notes.

The charge sheet on count two stated that the accused persons jointly made or had in possession two bundles of several papers cut into currency sizes for the purpose of forging same to produce fake currency notes.