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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Lawyer says he will ask court to free Lang Conteh if…

“This is the second consecutive adjournment by the prosecution. I will give them a chance for an adjournment but if they refuse to proceed on the next date, I will apply to the court to strike out the case,” Lawyer Lamin Mbgoe said.

Lawyer Mboge said this after the prosecutor, Alieu Faye told Magistrate Lamin Mbaye: “The intended witness is sick and cannot come to court to give evidence. We urge the court to grant us an adjournment. We will proceed that day.”

Lang Conteh was arraigned on July 7 on a single count of theft after spending seven months in state custody He is accused of stealing D1,538,804.95 from Kanilai Family Farm. He pleaded not guilty.

So far only a police officer attached to the major crimes unit had testified. It could be recalled that the trial suffered four earlier adjournments, before the prosecution eventually presented its first witness two weeks ago. The trial continues.

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