The defence counsel for environment activist Dr. Amadou Scattered Janneh has applied for no case to answer, in which he made a request for his client to be acquitted.
Lawyer Lamin J. Darboe made the move on Wednesday after the prosecution failed to provide witnesses to testify at trial.
Dr. Janneh is facing two counts of criminal trespass and punishment for malicious injury. This followed a demonstration he spearheaded in April this year and that led to the removal of discharging pipes belonging to a Chinese fish meal in Gunjur. Golden Lead is accused of discharging toxic waste into the sea, causing environmental hazards
The prosecution closed its case against Dr. Janneh, and Principal Magistrate Omar Cham is expected to hand down a ruling on the submission made by the defence.
Expectations are high that the next hearing will determine the fate of the accused person…
Hearing will resume on December 27, 2018.
Written by Abdoulie JOHN
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