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Monday, April 12, 2021

State says Touray has a case to answer in Koro’s death

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By Bruce Asemota

The state has told the high court in Banjul that Yankuba Touray, former AFPRC/APRC cabinet minister has a case to answer over the death of Ousman Koro Ceesay.
Counsel Yusuf made this submission yesterday in his response to the defence’s submission that Mr Touray has no case to answer and should be allowed to walk away as a freeman.
Counsel Yusuf’s submission which was punctuated with citations of a plethora of case laws and authorities argued that the charge against Yankuba Touray is murder.

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He referred the court to the testimony of witness Alagie Kanyi, an eye witness to the killing. He said the prosecution led reliable evidence and that cross-examination of the witnesses has not in any way discredited but rather fortified the evidence of the prosecution.
Counsel Yusuf submitted that there was no law that death has to be confirmed by only medical evidence.

Principal State Counsel AM Yusuf submitted that the whole incident revolves around the accused person and therefore asked the court to call Yankuba Touray to enter his defence taking into account the evidence of the prosecution witnesses particularly the evidence of Kanyi.

Meanwhile, defence lawyer Abdoulie Sissoho made a brief reply on points of law and the matter was adjourned to 10 June for ruling by Justice Ebrima Ba Jaiteh.

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