Friday, August 29, 2014

Police closes case in trial of journalists

The police prosecution has announced Tuesday that it has closed its case in the trial of two journalists at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

Musa S. Sheriff, editor-in-chief of The Voice newspaper and freelance journalist Sainey M.K. Marenah have denied charges of  ”conspiracy to commit misdemeanor” and ”false publication” brought against them by the police in Banjul on January 16.

On 26 August, 2014 Assistant Supreintendent Musa Camara, prosecuting, told the Court he want to close the prosecution’s case after calling eight witnesses.

Magistrate Muhammed Krubally, presiding, has adjourned the trial till 28 August for the accused persons to open their defence.

The trial emanate from the publication of a political defections (from the ruling APRC to the opposition UDP) article by The Voice in December 2013.

Source: The Voice

Edited by Modou S. Joof

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