Former Independent Reporter’s Appeal case Heard

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The criminal appeal case against the state filed by Mr Lamin Fatty, former reporter of closed Independent newspaper, was heard yesterday before Justice Naceesay Salla-Wadda of the Banjul High Court.

During the hearing of the case, state counsel MA Jobe informed the court that she had contacted the Assistant Registrar of the Kanifing Magistrates Court for record of the proceedings, which, according to her, the court official promised to make available to the court. She however said that the state is yet to get the record of proceedings from the Kanifing Magistrates Court.

Lawyer Lamin Camara, counsel for the applicant, stated that record of the proceedings from the Kanifing court containing 59 pages is ready for typing but that what is left is to correct the typing errors before sending it to the court.

It could be recalled that the appellant, Lamin Fatty, was on 5th June 2007 convicted and sentenced by the Kanifing Magistrates Court to a fine of D50,000 in default to serve one year in prison for the offence of publishing false information.

The case was adjourned to 28 February 2008 for continuation.

Author: By Modou Sanyang
Source: The Point