13 December 2012

Gambia: Common Nuisance Case Fails to Proceed As Prosecution Ask for Time to Consult Superiors

On Wednesday, 12th December 2012, at the Bundung Magistrate Court before Magistrate Ebrima Kijera, the case involving 22 young people charged with common nuisance, entry and residence without legal documents could not proceed as the prosecution asked for an adjournment to consult with superiors. When the case was called,

the prosecutor Police Cadet ASP Buba Bah applied for an adjournment in other to discuss the matter with his superiors on whether to withdraw the matter. It was also brought to the notice of the Court that one of the witnesses Alieu Sowe was not in court.

The presiding magistrate, through the interpreters, told the accused persons about the prosecutions application for an adjournment and then asked them individually whether they are objecting to it or not. All the accused persons told the Court that they are not objecting to the application.

Magistrate Kijera then adjourned the case to the 18 of December 2012. The eight accused persons are still under police custody.

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