A sedition trial involving Ebrima Keita, Musa Fofana and Alasana Jallow; is expected to resume before Magistrate Momodou Jallow at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court today.
A voir dire (a preliminary examination of a witness) started in the trial at the last adjournment date in which the prosecution called one Mbaye Bojang, a hotel worker as a witness.
Mr Bojang in his testimony told the court that he recognized the accused persons when they were at Holgam. The magistrate later adjourned the case on the ground that Abdoulie Fatty; the accused defence counsel was absent after he (Counsel Fatty) wrote a letter to inform the court.
The accused persons are charged for uttering a statement on 11th May 2016 at Sukuta that The Gambia is on a boiling point, that the government kidnapped Solo Sandeng in order to threaten the general public and that all opposition sympathisers should join and make a big demonstration so that the security would not be able to contain the public.
by Modou Kanteh