President’s photographer to appear in court today

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By Tabora Bojang

A photographer at State House, charged with physically assaulting a reporter for the online Kerr Fatou news portal last Wednesday, is due to face criminal prosecution at the magistrates’ court in Banjul today.

Modou E Njie reportedly attacked Buba Gajigo by knocking him to the ground and kicking him after he accused Gajigo of obstructing him from taking photos of the president at the McCarthy Square voter registration centre.

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The matter was booked at the Banjul Police Station and Njie was due to make his preliminary court appearance Thursday but the matter could not be heard as the magistrates were attending a workshop. 

According to the Gambia Press Union, the matter could not also be heard on Friday because the courts were only hearing civil matters.

 “As this is a criminal case, it could not go to the court because the civil cases were the ones that were being heard,” GPU programme manager Lamin Jahateh explained.