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Trial of 28 Gov’t officials delayed

Aug 23, 2016, 11:24 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

The case involving 28 government officials is said to have been delayed by the non-completion of investigations, when the matter was brought up yesterday 22 August 2016, at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

When the case was called, police prosecutor ASP Manga told the court that he was representing the IGP.

Lawyer Surahateh Janneh, Omar Njie, Patrick Gomez and Lamin Darboe represented the accused persons.

ASP Manga told the court that they wanted to apply for an adjournment, as investigation was not complete.

He said it was their intention to proceed with the case, but only to be informed by the investigators that, probably within a week, they would be able to wrap up the investigations and submit the case file.

Lawyer Surahateh Janneh then rose and said he did not object to the application made by the prosecutor to adjourn the case.

The other defence counsel also said they were not opposing the application made by the prosecutor.

Magistrate Omar Cham subsequently adjourned the case until 30 August 2016, for hearing.

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