UDP Candidates And the Trials

Monday, May 7, 2007

UDP Candidates And the Trials

By Abdoulie Nyockeh & Yai Dibba

As the trials of UDP ex-candidates and supporters over varying degrees of allegations continue in various law courts, Wednesday, May 2 was for the former UDP candidates for Bakau and Kombo East.

Messrs. Lamin R. Darboe and Nfamara Bojang were last Wednesday at the Brikama Magisrates’ Court where they are undergoing trial over various allegations.

Darboe is standing accused of assaulting an APRC supporter shortly after results were announced in the Kombo East bye-elections whilst Bojang stands accused of being found in possession of falsified Gambian banknotes.

Bojang’s case, which is being chaired by magistrate E.F. Mbai, could not proceed on Wednesday thanks to the absence of Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, who is now exploring all the legal possibilities to exonerate Bojang from the allegations.

Lamin Darboe’s case, chaired by magistrate Assan Martin, was also deferred but would resume May 21 for continuation.


Source: The Point