27 June 2014

Gambia: Health of Lawyer Hampers AMRC 3 Trial

The criminal trial involving the state against Abdoulie B Tamba, Abdoulie Dibba and Yusupha Jaiteh, all former officials of the Asset Management and Recovery Corporation (AMRC), Wednesday failed to proceed before the Special Criminal Court in Banjul, presided over by Justice Emmanuel Amadi.

The case which is still in its defence stage, could not proceed as the counsel for the 2nd and 3rd accused persons, Lawyer Lamin S Camara was said to be sick and could not make it to court.

Due to this development, the case was adjourned to the 17th July 2014 for continuation of defence. It would be recalled that the accused persons are defending charges related to economic crimes, abuse of Office and stealing, were they are alleged to have sold rice and cement worth D15, 450, 000 to various individuals without collaterals, among other allegations.

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