Pap Saine & Baba Hydara

The Kanifing Magistrates’ Court has now set aside October to continue hearing testimonies in the criminal trial involving The Point newspaper and the outlet’s estranged general manager.

The proceedings were expected to continue on Thursday from a day earlier but Principal Magistrate Omar Jabang was indisposed.

Sources informed JollofNews this morning that the case has been adjourned to October when defense counsel Borry S. Touray is expected to conduct “proper” cross-examination of prosecution witness Baba Hydara.

The defense attorney has already filed a subpoena under Sec. 221 of the Evidence Act for this purpose.

Counsel Touray last week told the court that it was only a week before the resumption of the case last week that the defense team was served with the charge sheet, witness statements, GRA receipts and voluntary statement.

Meanwhile, The Point newspaper sometime this year filed a criminal complaint against its former general manager Mr. Philip Kotey for allegedly embezzling D2,734,000.00 from the company.

The Point also alleged that Mr. Kotey stole the company’s vehicle valued at D200,000.

Prosecutors are now trying to prove the ingredients of the matter beyond any reasonable doubt.

The case resumes October.