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Trial of UDP 14 adjourned

Nov 29, 2016, 11:13 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The criminal trial involving 14 alleged supporters of the United Democratic Party (UDP) before Justice O. Ottaba at the Special Criminal Court was yesterday adjourned.

The accused persons are Bakary Jammeh, Kaddy Samateh, Lele Bojang, Alkali Sanneh, Yaya Fatty, Muhammed Singhateh, Kemo Touray, Bakary Marong, Buba Mass, Alagie Saidykhan, Tombong Njie, Modou Sarr, Sheriff Suma, and Lamin Dampha

They are being tried on a seven-count charge of conspiracy to commit felony, unlawful assembly, and riot, incitement of violence, interfering with vehicles, holding a procession without a permit and disobeying an order to disperse.

When the matter was called, prosecutor B. Jaiteh appeared for the state, whilst the defendants were represented by counsel R.Y. Mendy, Y. Senghore, C. Gaye and A. Njie.

Counsel R.Y. Mendy then informed the court that they have no further questions for the 4th prosecution witness, Lamin Cham.

State prosecutor Jaiteh, in response, told the court that most of their remaining witnesses were engaged in election security duties, and because of that asked the court to adjourn the case until after the election.

The case continues on 5 December 2016.