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Waa Juwara‘abuse of office’ trial fails to proceed

Oct 23, 2014, 9:57 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The trial on charges of ‘abuse of office’ involvingformer Minister of Lands Lamin Waa Juwara failed to proceed again before Magistrate Janneh of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, due to the absence of the trial magistrate.

The case was then adjourned to 13 November 2014.

According to the charge sheet, the former Lands ministerLamin Waa Juwara sometime in 2012, at Sinchu Gidom 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 elders of Jamburr village by creating Sinchu Gidom as a village and appointed one Baboucarr Sillah as an Alkalo of the said village, knowing that Sinchu Gidom is a Kabilo within Jamburr village.