In Dudu Kassa Jaata’s Case

Sunday, April 29, 2007
Defence Counsel Makes No Case Submission

Mr Lamin Camara, counsel for Dudu Kassa Jaata and several other accused in the Dudu Kassa Jatta’s case, has made a no case submission before Senior Magistrate Abdoulie Mbackeh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Courts.

He argued that the prosecution evidence did not prove any of the offences the accused persons were charged with.

As a result, he concluded, it was unsafe to convict on the strength of such evidence. He maintained that the prosecution witnesses were unreliable. According to him, the prosecution called nine witnesses including PW1 Sam Dubois and PW9 Inspector Sowe, and then produced only one exhibit - the iron bar - allegedly found with the seventh accused, Binta Njie.

He added that Dubois said Cherno Ndure had the iron bar with him on 27 June 2006 when they came to the house, while Sam Dubois said he did not come to the compound because he was held back by the members of his family.

After pointing out other inconsistencies, he urged the court to uphold the no case submission and then acquit and discharge the accused persons.

In his reply, Prosecutor 870 Touray told the court to overrule the defense counsel’s no case submission, as the prosecution had already proved their case beyond all reasonable doubt.
Author: By Dawda Faye & Alieu Gassama
Source: The Point