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City of Banjul
Monday, September 21, 2020

Lawyer tells court to discharge and acquit Vero Carayol

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Mrs Carayol is standing trial on charges of unlawful publication, abuse of office, false information and corrupt practices. She denied the charges. In trying to establish a prima facie case against Mrs Carayol, the police prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent Musa Camara presented six witnesses and tendered a host of exhibits.

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Upon the prosecution’s closure of its case a fortnight ago, counsel for Mrs Carayol declared to the court that she would file a ‘no-case’ submission and the matter was adjourned to yesterday for adoption of briefs.   

During the adoption of her briefs, Lawyer Sabally urged the presiding magistrate, Fatou Darboe, who inherited the case from her predecessor, Jackline Dixon Hakim, to discharge and acquit Mrs Carayol. 

She referred the court to the case of State versus Mambury Njie and the authorities contained in the ruling upheld by the high court as well as other relevant law authorities. 

However, the prosecutor, ASP Camara, was not in court yesterday to adopt his briefs which prompted the presiding magistrate to adjourn the case to December 23 to enable the prosecution  to reply. 

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