Friday, May 13, 2011

Counsel’s late appearance retards GNOC Trial

Beatrice Allen
A late appearance by defence counsel Ida Drammeh resulted to non-procedure of the trial of three top officials of The Gambia National Olympic Committee on 9th May, 2011 at Kanifing Municipal Court presided by Magistrate Sheriff B. Tabally.
Beatrice Allen, 1st Vice President, Mustapha Wadda, Treasurer and Muhammed Janneh, Accountant of the GNOC are standing trial on one count of theft. A charge they have since denied.
When the case was called, the trial Magistrate Sheriff B. Tabally told the court that defence counsel Drammeh has called to inform him that she was on her way.
The magistrate said Drammeh applied for short stand down; however, the Prosecutor Inspector Mballow told the court that he cannot wait as he has a workshop to attend. The case is adjourned till 18th May, 2011.

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