Alleged drug peddler acquitted, discharged
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Principal Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday acquitted and discharged one Masaneh Jarju on the grounds that the prosecution did not prove its case beyond all reasonable doubts against the accused person.
The accused was charged with one count of possession of prohibited drug, contrary to Section 43 of the Drug Control Act 2009. The facts of the case revealed that on the 29th August 2012 at Bullock in the West Coast Region, the accused was caught in possession of 4kg and 20 grams of Cannabis sativa, a prohibited drug, thereby committed an offence. The accused however denied the charge.
During the trial, the prosecution called seven witnesses, while the accused on the other hand was defended by counsel L.S Camara. The prosecution was unable to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt and the accused was acquitted and discharged accordingly
Author: Gibbi Sallah