Magistrate cautions prosecutors
Monday, October 06, 2008
Principal Magistrate Buba Jawo of the Kanifing court on Monday pointed fingers at police prosecutors saying that they should be fully prepared to pursue their cases before they appear in court, so as to avoid wasting the court's time.
Principal Magistrate Buba Jawo made these remarks on Monday while responding to an application made by Police Prosecutor Sergeant Touray for an adjournment in the ongoing trial involving two accused persons, Babou Jobe and Muhammd Lamin Ceesay, on the grounds that he wanted to substitute the initial charge preferred against the accused persons with a fresh one. The two accused persons had been granted bail at an earlier sitting but had been detained pending investigations.
The counsel for the accused persons, Lawyer Jobarteh, objected to the prosecutor's application.
Principal Magistrate Buba Jawo, however, granted the prosecutions application for an adjournment but cautioned "coming to court means being ready for cases". He warned that his court would no longer entertain such actions.
Author: by Amadou Sonko Bah