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Waa Juwara trial delayed

Sep 19, 2014, 9:28 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay & Yai Dibba

The trial on a charge of abuse of office involving former Lands minister Lamin Waa Juwara Monday failed to proceed before magistrate Sidi Jobarteh of the Brikama magistrates’ court, due to a change in the prosecution.

The police prosecutor, Sub-Inspector E. Sarr, applied for an adjournment on the grounds that the prosecuting officer in the case was transferred, and they were on the handing-over process.

Magistrate Jobarteh said she would grant adjournment for the last time, and adjourned the case to 23 September 2014.

According to the charge sheet, Lamin Waa Juwara some time in 2012 at Sinchu village in the West Coast Region, being an employee of the Gambia government as minister of Local Government, Lands and Regional Administration, abused the authority of his office in a manner prejudicial to the alkalo (village head) and the elders of Jamburr village by creating Sinchu Gidom as village and appointed one Baboucarr Sillah as alkalo of the said village, knowing that Sinchu Gidom is a kabilo within Jamburr village.

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