King Kolley & Co case adjourned
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul yesterday, 23rd April 2012 urged the prosecution, led by the deputy director of Public Prosecution (DDPP) S.H Barkun to call its last witness in the economic crime case involving the sate against Lamin King Colley, Ousman Manjang and Abdou Willan.
When the matter came up, DDPP S.H Barkun informed the court that the prosecution is getting one Abdou Rahman Jallow to come to court and testify. Barkun revealed that the said Abdou Rahman Jallow is presently in Basse, Upper River Region and he is the only witness pending.
At that juncture, the presiding judge Justice Nkea revealed that some of the accused persons have already lost their jobs. The judge stated that he would give the state the very last adjournment to get the said witness.
The judge however admonished that if the witness fails to come to court, the court would have no option but to foreclose the prosecution’s case. Meanwhile, Justice Emmanuel Nkea then adjourned the matter to the 7th May 2012 to enable the state to call its last witness.
Author: Zainab Faal