The criminal trial involving the Inspector General of Police against two women namely Mariama Jatta and Oumie Jaiteh, on Monday failed to proceed at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court presided over by acting Principal Magistrate Kebba Baldeh.
When the case was called the police prosecutor Inspector Sanyang applied for an adjournment on the ground that he was not aware of Monday’s sitting as a result of which he told his witness to go home since there was no sitting throughout last week. He craved the indulgence of the court for an adjournment.
The defence lawyer E Sanneh argued that on the last adjourned date he made an application that if the prosecution fails to proceed on Monday’s sitting, the case should be struck out. But the prosecutor responded that he was not in court on the last adjourned date.
It could be recalled that Mariama Jatta and Oumie Jaiteh are said to have on or about 16th and 17th June 2016 in Banjul and diverse places been found in possession of monies that were proceeds of crime to wit: abduction perpetrated by Sankung Janneh in Libya
They are also said to have rendered assistance to Sankung Janneh in conversion or transfers of monies that were proceeds of crime to wit abduction for the purpose of concealing or disguising its illicit origin. They both denied culpability.
The case was adjourned to 18th October 2016 for continuation.
By Amie Susso