Judgment looms in ex-Immigration DG’s trial

By IAfrica
In Gambia
Aug 27th, 2014

The ex-Immigration director general Buba Sagnia’s fate hangs in the balance, as Magistrate Lamin Mbaye of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court is set deliver judgment in the said trial.

When the case came up on Monday’s sitting, the state prosecutor M.N. Jobe told the court that the state has filed its brief dated 31st July 2014 and urged the court to adopt the said brief.

She further urged the court to adopt the brief as it was filed on time, adding that the dates (28th and 29th) given by the court  for the filing of the said brief falls on a public holiday .

In response, the defence counsel lawyer E. Singhateh said the briefs were filed on the 21st August 2014 and prayed for the court to  adopt it. He informed the court  that the defence wishes to make it their final address.

In his ruling, the presiding Magistrate adopted the said briefs by both parties and subsequently adjourned the case to 15th September 2014 for judgment.

Author: Lama S. Jallow

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