TODAY Newspaper boss apologises to Lawyer Conteh
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Abdul Hamid Adiamoh, the managing editor of TODAY newspaper has written an apology letter to Lawyer Badou SM Conteh, defence counsel for Gumbo Touray in the false information trial involving the state against Gumbo Touray at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.
It could be recalled that the Banjul Magistrates’ Court had earlier issued an arrest warrant for Adiamoh, following his publication on the said trial captioned: ‘Counsel sidesteps issues in cross-examination of UTG VC Professor Kah’.
The letter reads:
This rejoinder intends to express my unreserved apology on the above titled article published on Tuesday, June 19 2012 edition of the TODAY Newspaper, where I wrote a news analysis on the ongoing court case between Mr. Gumbo Touray and Professor Muhammadou Kah of the University of The Gambia.
I sincerely regret the publication of this news analysis. It was never intended to prejudice the court or be disrespectful to the authority of the court, presided over by His Worship, Principal Magistrate Taiwo Ade Alagbe, neither was it intended to malign or hold Lawyer Badou S.M. Conteh of Lords Chambers or anybody in contempt of any form whatsoever.
Once again, I wish to express my unreserved support for the administration of justice in The Gambia.
Abdul Hamid Adiamoh
Author: Daily Observer