25 February 2013

Gambia: Court Threatens to Close Prosecution Case If...

Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul has threatened to close the case of the prosecution if they failed to proceed with their case on the next adjourned date.

This came following the state counsel application for an adjournment on the grounds that her witness was not in court in the theft and assault case involving Modou Mbenga, Gibriel King, Omar Jammeh and Lamin Sanneh.

The trial judge upheld the application but stressed that if the prosecution failed to proceed on the next adjourned date he would close their case

When the case was announced, the state counsel applied for an adjournment on the grounds that her witness was not in court.

The case was then adjourned till 27 February 2013.

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