Journalist Lamin Fatty’s Criminal Appeal Case Deferred

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The criminal appeal case filed by Lamin Fatty, a reporter with the now shut down Independent newspaper has encountered yet another delay. The appeal case, which was scheduled for mentioned before Justice Na Ceesay Sallah-Wadda of the Banjul High Court, could not proceed at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court as the typing of the case was yet to be completed.

It could be recalled that Lamin Fatty was sometime last year convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Buba Jawo of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court to a fine of D50, 000, in default to serve one-year imprisonment. The conviction followed his arrest by the authority and subsequent charge for the offence of publishing false information.

The case was at length adjourned to 11th April 2008 for continuation.

Author: By Modou Sanyang
Source: The Point