“I have not received a hearing notice and I’m not aware if the state did. We need an adjournment to allow us enough time to be able to track down the accused person and proceed on the next date,” Ms Jobe said when the magistrate said the case was mentioned on August 11 and neither the state nor the accused were present on the day.
Magistrate Krubally subsequently adjourned the case to August 10. “Still for the benefit of doubt, I will give them a chance since the state said they have not been served,” he said.
Mr Samateh, a businessman was arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates Court on August 11 for falsely accusing President Jammeh of giving him drugs to sell. He was slammed with five counts including obtaining money by false pretence, money laundering and sedition.
In 2010, Mr Samateh was reported to have jumped bail before completing his testimony as state first witness in the trial of former police chief Ensa Badjie.]]>