Faburama Darboe and 18 others were recently paraded before Magistrate A.A Jagne of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, charged with five counts of malicious injury and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanour.
All the accused denied the charges, and were each granted court bail of D300,000 with two Gambian sureties each after their defence counsel, Lamin J. Darboe, applied for the accused persons to be admitted to bail because the alleged offence was bailable.
Counsel further told the court that the accused persons were on police bail, and were regularly reporting for bail.
The particulars of offence on count one stated that all the accused persons, on 21 February 2015 between Berending and Gunjur village in the Kombo South district of the West Coast Region, they conspired to commit misdemeanour
Count two read that on the same date, month, year and at the same place, they conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace
Count three indicated that they willfully and unlawfully demolished the house of one Yusupha Badjie, valued at D100,000.
Count four stated that they also willfully and unlawfully buried the well of one Abdoulie Badjie, valued at D18,000.
The particulars of offence on count five read that on 21 February 2015, between Berending and Gunjur village in the Kombo South district of the West Coast Region, they willfully and unlawfully buried the well of one Basiru Badjie, valued at D15,000.
At that juncture, the police prosecutor, Sub-inspector E. Sarr, applied to adjourn the matter, so as to provide witnesses before the court.