Slow Progress in NIA Murder Case Engenders Despair

Monday, November 5, 2007

The snail’s pace progress of the trial of two brothers for allegedly killing an officer of the National Intelligence Agency was mid last week another source of frustration and despair for the family of the two suspects.

Family members of the two brothers thronged the Brikama High Court in Western Region, anticipating a tangible progress in the matter but their hopes were dashed when they later learnt in the afternoon that the case would now be in fact heard early December.

The two suspects; Victor Gomez and John Gomez, had been charged with the murder of Habibu Gibba nearly three years ago in Brikama Dirima Kolong and had been since remanded in custody at the State Central Prison in Banjul.

Their trial was on Wednesday of last week once again hampered when the high court was informed that the defense counsel, Borry Touray, was absent from court.

The suspects were brought to Brikama High Court under police escort but were subsequently returned to the State Central Prison in Banjul till December 1st when the case is expected to resume.

Author: By Abdoulie Nyockeh
Source: The Point