5 February 2013

Gambia: Omar Kanteh Acquitted, Discharged

Omar Kanteh, a resident of Tallinding in the Kanifing Municipality was on Monday acquitted, and discharged by Magistrate Landing M. Sanneh of the Bundung Magistrates' Court on the grounds that the prosecution did not prove its case beyond all reasonable doubt against the accused person.

Kanteh was charged with two counts of theft and wilful damage of property, both contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

He pleaded not guilty on all the two counts and the prosecutor handling the case called two witnesses in support of his case, while the accused on the other hand testified alone.

Upon the prosecution's failure to prove its case against the accused person, the accused was therefore acquitted and discharged by the presiding magistrate.

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