Criminal Case Against UDP Basse Supporters Deferred

Monday, October 8, 2007

The case against Mr. Saiba Sanyang, the United Democratic Party sponsored candidate in the past National Assembly election currently standing trial for the offence of unlawful assembly and assault, alongside some of his supporters at the Basse Magistrates’ Court, could not proceed in the last sitting on 26th September 2007. The case was presided over by Magistrate Amadou Tony Baldeh.

The matter came to a halt because the prosecutor could not make it to court owing to ill health.

The accused persons were arrested in January 2007 before the parliamentary elections, following a clash between the opposition U.D.P. and A.P.R.C. party militants in Basse Manneh Kunda.

It would be recalled that in the course of the trial the principal complainant, Aja Kumba Cora, was sent to jail for perjury. The court also visited the scene of the incident at Manneh Kumba to ascertain the credibility of evidence adduced by the complainant.

Author: By Soury Camara
Source: The Point