11 December 2012

Gambia: Court Recalls Witness in Mambanyick Njie's Case

Acting Principal Magistrate Baboucar Secka of the Banjul Magistrates' court, yesterday, ordered for Bakary Jammeh, alias 'Treama' to be recalled as a prosecution witness pursuant to section 123 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) in the ongoing alleged 'false information trial' involving Mambanyick Njie, former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Prior to the said order made by the court, senior counsel Antouman Gaye applied under section 123 of the CPC to recall the third prosecution witness for further cross examination. He added that the said section gives the court discretion to allow the recalling of witnesses in the interest of justice.

Counsel further informed the court that he came across certain evidence by way of documents in his hands which touch certain questions and answers that were put to the witness. He said it is therefore important for the documents to be put to the witness for the simple reason that they concern the witness personally.

The application was granted by the trial Magistrate when no objection was raised by the Police prosecutor Sergeant Manga who was appearing together with alongside Faye.

The case was adjourned to 13th of December, 2012.

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