SCC urges delivery of serial numbering machine
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Special Criminal Court in Banjul, presided over by Justice Emmanuel Nkea yesterday tasked the state to produce the serial numbering machine before the said court on the next adjourned date.
Justice Nkea made these declarations in the criminal trial involving the state against Abdou William, Musa Jobe, Tida Badjie and Temple Godson, who are charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit felony, forgery of official documents, having in possession implements for forgery and economic crimes, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.
On the last adjourned date, the prosecution led by DDPP S.H Barkun tendered two printing machines, a photocopying machine, bundle of vehicle license and road tax disc (stickers) and were admitted as exhibits. The court was informed that the serial numbering machine, which weighs more than two tons, could not be moved to the court for inspection.
At yesterday’s sitting, DDPP S.H Barkun apologised to the court for being unable to bring the said serial numbering machine to the court, adding that the police towing van is not functioning. S.H Barkun however pleaded with the court to move to the location (locus) to where the said machine is kept.
The said proposal was rejected by the presiding judge, who, however, urged the prosecution to produce the said numbering machine on the 7th May 2012.
Author: Sidiq Asemota & Zainab Faal