David Colley has a case to answer
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
-Says BY Camara
Magistrate BY Camara of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court yesterday ruled that Mr. David Colley, former Director of Prisons, has a case to answer in connection with the allegation of theft preferred against him by the state.
The ruling was in respect of a no-case submission made by the defence counsel, Lawyer Antouman Gaye, to which the police prosecutor, inspector Touray, has since responded.
In his ruling Magistrate Camara stated that the accused person was facing a very serious offence and that it was the duty of the prosecution to prove their case beyond all reasonable doubt. He said the accused could choose to remain silent and leave the prosecution the responsibility to prove the allegation against him.
Magistrate Camara further stated that the defence counsel had filed a written submission of no-case to answer and the prosecution in turn responded with a written submission.
The magistrate inferred that looking at the evidence of the prosecution witnesses, the court concluded that the accused has a case to answer on all the counts against him.
At that juncture the case was adjourned to 4th October 2007.
Author: By Bakary Samateh & Modou Sanyang
Source: The Point