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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

After two years in Mile 2 prison, lawyer seeks freedom for client

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Mr Sowe who has been held at the State Central Prison, Mile 2 without trial for two years was in court when the case resumed yesterday. The matter was schedule for hearing but Sowe’s lawyer said she needed more time to file additional affidavit to her previous sworn statement. 

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Since his arrest and detention, his lawyers have been battling for his freedom. She filed a suit to secure his release on behalf of his wife at the high court in Banjul arguing that Sowe was held incommunicado at the State Central Prison. However, Mr Sowe was released on bail by the police at its headquarters in Banjul in January.

The judge, Simon Abi has now scheduled the case for hearing on March 24 at mid-day. Both parties are expected to argue on the motion to be filed by the defence. The state was represented by the deputy director of public prosecution, MB Abubacarr.

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