Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bar Association Meeting Defers GAMCOTRAP Officials’ Trial

Dr Isatou Touray
The trial involving two officials of GAMCOTRAP, a prominent Gambian non-governmental organisation that advocates for the elimination of harmful traditional practices yesterday failed to proceed due to a Gambia Bar Association meeting.
The accused persons Dr. Isatou Touray and Amie Bojang-Sissoho were in court together with one of the counsel, Lamin Mboge who urged the court to adjourn the matter.
 “As I am speaking the meeting is in progress and I urge the court to adjourn the matter,” he pleaded.
“I was informed,” said the magistrate before adjourning the matter to August 25, 2011.
It could be recalled that the two top Gamcotrap officials are accused of stealing €30, 000.00 provided to them by YALOCAMBA SOLIDARIDAD, a Spain-based NGO.
However, eight months into the trial, Dr Touray and Mrs Bojang-Sissoho have maintained their innocence, though eight state witnesses, including the director of YALOCAMBA SOLIDARIDAD had testified.

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