18 people arraigned for causing nuisance, incitement to violence

Friday, August 25, 2017

Eighteen people were on Wednesday arraigned before magistrate Omar Jabang of Brusubi Magistrate Court charged with the offence of conspiracy to commit felony, common nuisance, inciting violence, idle and disorderly manner.

The accused persons are Abdoulie Jallow, Abdoulie Bah, Amadou Sowe, Babucarr Njie, Basiru Ceesay, Babucarr Njie, Ebrima Colley, Ebrima Sallah, Matarr Mbye, Muhammed Mbye, Mamut Mbye, Mamut Touray, Malick Camara, Omar Ceesay, Omar Sowe, Ousman Sarr, Saidou Njie and Wuyeh Trawally.

The prosecution alleged that the 18 accused persons on 21 August 2017 at Old Yundum conspired to commit felony, to wit: incitement of violence.

On count two, the 18 accused persons are charged with common nuisance contrary to the Criminal Code and the particulars of offence stated that the 18 accused persons on 21 August 2017 at Yundum unauthorised by law acted, obstructed, annoyed or caused inconveniencies to the public in the exercise of their common rights.

On count three, incitement of violence contrary to the Criminal code and the particulars of offence disclosed that the 18 accused persons on 21 August 2017 at Old Yumdum, without lawful authority, made statements indicating or calculated to bring physical injury to persons or lead to destruction of property.

On count four, the statement of offence reads idle and disorderly manner contrary to the Criminal Code and the particulars of offence stated that the accused persons on 21 August, 2017 at Old Yumdum, while in public place, conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace.

On count five, the statement of offence revealed willful damage to property and the particulars of offence disclosed that Mamut Touray, on 21 August 2017 at Old Yumdum, willfully and unlawfully destroyed a front windscreen of a Taxi motor vehicle with registration number BJL 3912 J, with a motor vehicle tyre valued at D4,500, the property of one Babucarr Dukureh.

All the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges and they were granted court bail of D25,000 with one Gambian surety each.

The matter was adjourned until 4 September 2017, for continuation.

Author: Bruce Asemota