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“Rape Charge In Absentia” For Melville Roberts!

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Editor Mbai,

This was published by The Standard newspaper a few days ago and it is news to me, and I am sure to many of your readers. Mr. Roberts did not mention this to me whilst I was questioning him for your “Breaking News” story. This means that Mr. Roberts, who is in UK, is a wanted man in The Gambia, and it all buttresses my previous view of his Ecowas case being hopeless.

I have never heard of a man charged with a crime making what amounts to a “counter claim”! In the light of the fact that Mr. Roberts has been charged with rape in The Gambia, him filing a case in the Ecowas court, based on the same information that has led to him being charged, is what lawyers would call an “abuse of process”.

Mr. Roberts has not been “denied access to court”! All he needs to do is go back to The Gambia and fully defend himself against the charges!

Mr. Roberts cannot complain about “being suspended for over two years” if he has been charged! I am a teacher and if I am accused of a serious offence I would be suspended at once during the investigation, and if charged, until I am found not guilty.

We should say nothing about the charges against Mr. Roberts other than what we wrote earlier about his case at the Ecowas court which a paste below, PLUS the Standard Newspaper story.

Dida Jallow-Halake,

Notting Hill, UK.

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