Foroyaa’s Bai Mass Kah’s Sedition Judgment Postponed

By Kebba Jeffang

The expected judgment in the sedition trial involving Mr. Bai Mass Kah, anBai Mass Kah employee of the Foroyaa Newspaper was not delivered yesterday 25th August, 2014, at the Kanifing Magistrate’s court.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Yaya Colley told this reporter that the judgment could not be delivered because they were told by the magistrate that the judgment was not ready. He added that the matter was adjourned to 9th September, 2014 at 12 noon for judgment to be delivered by the court.

This development came after the accused person, the defence counsel Edward Singhatey and the prosecutor Colley were seen coming out from the office of the trial magistrate, Aji Amie Jagne.

Readers could recalled that Bai Mass Kah was arraigned on Wednesday, 27th November, 2013 at the said court after being held in detention for 13 days at the NIA and various police stations within the Greater Banjul areas before being charged with seditious act.

According to particulars of offence, on or about 14 November, 2013 between the hours of 16hrs and 17hrs at Latrikunda German within Kanifing municipality and diverse areas, with wilful intention uttered a statement against a photo of the President of the Gambia which one Lamin Camara was pasting on his vehicle opposite a tailoring workshop, asked: “why not you paste the said photo of the President on the sky and by so doing thereby committed an offence.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.