14 Pirang youth freed ...as prosecution failed to provide witnesses

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Magistrate EF M’bai of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday discharged Duta Drammeh and thirteen other youths from Pirang village, who were standing trial for trespass and sowing corn on the farm of one MG Fielder, at Pirang Village Kombo East.
Handing down his verdict, Magistrate M’bai, told the court that the case has witnessed many adjournments, due to the fact that the prosecution has taken excuse that his witnesses were not available.

He went on to say that, “not only the absence of the witnesses delayed the case, but the prosecution has not made any proof in the case. 

“All the accused persons are present in the court, except one and have been attending the court regularly. The prosecution is still unable to proceed with its case against the accused persons who are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty,” he told the court.

He then discharged all the accused persons on all the counts.

Author: Written by Amadou Jallow
Source: The Daily Observer Newspaper
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