Ex- agric officials’ trial progresses
Friday, June 08, 2012
The economic crime trial of the ex- agricultural officials
Thursday, June 7th, 2012, proceeded at the Brikama High Court, presided over by
Justice Amadi, with the accused persons coming to the court without being
escorted by prison officials after they were able to fulfill their bail bonds
given by the court.
During Thursday’s sitting, the accused persons sat comfortably in the courtroom without their prison warders beside them, which indicated that they have settled the bonds as requested by the court. The only security personnel at the court premises were the Police Intervention Unit of the Gambia Police Force.
When the case was called yesterday, one of the defence counsel, Lamin Camara asked the second prosecution witness, Momodou A. Ceesay a few questions, before declaring that he has no more questions to ask. The witness was then discharged and the state had to recall Alphu Marong,the first prosecution witness, but the prosecution informed the court that its witness was not in the court at that time and the case was subsequently adjourned to 25 June, 2012.
The ex-agric officials are facing economic crimes, negligence of official duties among other charges before Justice Emmanuel Amadi at the Brikama High Court.
Author: Modou Kanteh