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Trial of Moses Richards progresses

Jun 28, 2011, 12:56 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The criminal trial for allegedly giving false information and sedition involving Moses Richards continued yesterday at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before acting-Principal Magistrates Taiwo Alagba.

Continuing his testimony, the defence witness four (DW4), Momodou Colley, the director of Physical Planning, told the court that he could remember having a telephone conversation with Richards.

He added that later the Alkalo of Jabang village came and reported the incident to him, and asked him whether he could take any action about it.

He said he told the Alkalo that it was not his mandate, but let the (Alkalo) find a legal practitioner in the case, adding that the Alkalo later called him to find out whether there was a panel.

Colley further adduced that he told the Alkalo that there was a panel, but the Alkalo then said he had spoken to Richards over the phone, but he  told him that the report was interim,  it was not final, it required findings.

Under cross-examination, the witness adduced that he advised the alkalo to seek for a lawyer, adding that the committee has never halted the  execution of any court order,  and his order had not stopped the execution of any court document.

He said he had never recommended the stopping of any court order.

The case continues.