BY ARAMATA JATTA
After the court adjourned the hearing of Yankuba Touray’s testimony in his own alleged murder trial in September, the High Court will resume today for Yankuba to continue giving his testimony on the death of former Junta Finance Minister Ousman Koro Ceesay.
August of this year, retired Army Captain Touray, a former Minister for Lands and Local Government under the AFPRC regime, began testifying on his own murder trial before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh at the Banjul High Court.
He began his testimony after Justice Jaiteh on Monday 24th August 2020, ruled that he can testify in his murder trial and should be allowed to testify in the interest of a fair hearing.
54 year old Touray, is accused of murdering ex-Minister of Finance Ousman Koro Ceesay in June 1995 at his residence in Kololi with a pestle-like object, but Yankuba denied the allegation and the court has entered in a plea of not guilty.
The prosecution called on nine witnesses all of whom have testified to prove their case whilst the Defense has a list of four witnesses. Among the listed four witnesses are Yankuba’s wife and one of his in-law who have already testified the remaining two are yet to testify as they are said to be out of the jurisdiction of the country.
The former military officer turned politician has been adversely mentioned before Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission and after refusing to give testimony before the TRRC., he has been in remand at the Mile Two Central Prisons for more than a .
Sitting continues at the High courts today at 12noon for the accused person to continue his testimony.