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Trial adjourned of UDP militant

Feb 21, 2014, 9:46 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The trial involving the militant of the United Democratic Party, (UDP) Alasanna Jobarteh, yesterday suffered another setback, at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court, before Principal Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera.

The case was then adjourned till 5 March 2014.

When the case was called, the prosecuting officer applied for an adjournment on the grounds that his witness was sick and could not come to work.

The defence counsel, Ousainou Darboe, raised an objection, saying if the witness was sick, he should send an ED to the court to show that the witness was sick.

Counsel added that the prosecution could not be calling their witnesses in piece meal, adding that it showed lack of diligent prosecution.

Lansana Jobarteh was charged with broadcasting without a licence, contrary to the Information and Communication Act 2009.

The accusation was that on 14 and 15 December 2013, while attending UDP political rallies at Buffer Zone in the KMC and Brikama and diverse places, Jobarteh talked on Skype using an IPOD and gave information abroad without a broadcasting licence, thereby committed an offence.