Lamin Fatajo& Co Trial Suffers Setback

By Rohey Jadama

The ongoing criminal trial involving Mr Lamin Fatajo, the former Project Coordinator of Rural Finance Project, under the Fatajoministry of agriculture,   Mr Lamin Mass, the former acting Finance and Administrative Manager of the same project, and Madam Ada Gaye, the former Agriculture Permanent Secretary, could not proceed yesterday, 21 January, 2016 after many adjournments.

The case was set to proceed at 1pm but was adjourned as the trial judge was said to be going for a meeting at 1:30pm.

Counsel Borry S. Touray, defence counsel for Messrs. Fatajo and Mass, and Lawyer Sheriff M. Tambedou representing Madam Gaye, as well as B. Drammeh, the State counsel, were all seen in the courtroom agreeing on the next adjourned date.

It was later confirmed by Lawyer Touray that the case was adjourned to 15th February, 2016 at 3pm for continuation of hearing.

The trio is indicted with 11 criminal charges ranging from abuse of  office, neglect of official duty, economic crime, disobedience to statutory, among others. They, however, denied all the charges leveled against them.