The absence of the first and second accused persons in the two-count criminal charge against Haji Hulay Camara, former Chief of Jimara Constituency and two others has led to the non-progress and consequent adjournment of the case before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The case that was set for hearing before Magistrate Dunn has suffered several adjournments since its commencement. It was adjourned after the court was informed that both the 1st and 2nd accused persons and their defence attorney, SM Tambedou were absent in the court.
Saja Manneh, Joseph Gomez and Haji Hulay Camara are battling two counts charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and obtaining credit by false pretence contrary to the laws of The Gambia.
The police prosecuting officer, Sub-Inspector A. Badjie, said in court yesterday that one of the charges against the accused persons is felony, saying the trial cannot proceed in the absence of the other accused persons.
He appealed for the court to grant the prosecution an adjournment to give them the benefit of doubt for the defence to address the court about his absence.
His application was granted by the magistrate who adjourned the matter to 2nd August at 10.30am for hearing.
by Lama S Jallow