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Magistrate upholds no-case


The case involving Lawyer Bertram Stapleton, Nigerian Kenneth Joof and Dexter Michael of Chateaubelair was dismissed when the trial resumed last Monday at the Magistrate’s Court in Kingstown.{{more}}

The three men had been charged with “conspiracy to consult with persons reputed to be practicing obeah for unlawful purpose, mainly for the confiscation aspect of a sentence against Oxford Chance; Conspiring together to obstruct, prevent or pervert the course of justice; and disrespect to a judicial proceeding namely by causing a list of names of two presiding judges and three practicing lawyers in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to be compiled and printed for the purpose of that said list to be taken or sent by Kenneth Joof to a person involved in Voodoo.”

Defense Counsel, Arthur Williams made a no-case submission stating that the evidence presented did not disclose any offence that his clients had to answer.

Magistrate, Carl Joseph said he was satisfied by the defence’s no-case submission, thus upholding the submission brought forward by Lawyer Williams.

The prosecution team was led by Director Of Public Prosecution (DPP) Colin Williams.