He further argued that according to S 25 of the 1997 constitution, every person shall have the right of freedom of speech and expression including media practitioners. He submitted that the legislation under which the charges were brought contravened the constitution of The Gambia. As a result, he went on, he wished to refer to section 127 of the constitution of The Gambia to support his argument. He stated that the issue of whether the substituted charge sheet was in excess and in contravention of the constitution, should be referred to the Supreme Court of The
At this juncture, he cited some authorities to further support his argument.
DPP Richard Chenge, on his part, applied to the court for a short adjournment to reply to the submission made by the defence counsel.
The case was subsequently adjourned to
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