By Lamin Njie

Businessman Bubacarr Keita will be kept under police custody for another day following the adjournment of his bail hearing.

The 29-year-old was supposed to return to court today for continuation of his bail hearing but it suffered a setback amid the death of former judicial secretary Haruna Jaiteh, which has prompted the country’s courts to go into a day’s recess.

Mr Keita is facing allegations he raped his ex-wife’s 15-year-old sister, with the incident allegedly taking place last year.

On Tuesday, he appeared in court as his lawyers pushed for his release on bail.

The hearing was supposed to continue today but the death of former judicial secretary Haruna Jaiteh has dealt it a blow.

The hearing will now continue on Thursday.

Mr Keita continued to appear in high spirits today as family and friends visited him at Bundung Police Station.