Alleged drug possessor arraigned

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
(Wednesday August 31, 2016 Issue)


A man called Lamin Touray was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Blessed of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with conspiracy, possession of prohibited drug for the purpose of trafficking and failure to stop when required to do so.

He denied the charges.

The charge sheet in count one stated that on 4 August 2016, at Manjai Kunda and diverse places within the jurisdiction of the court, the accused, Lamin Touray, conspired with one Ebrima commonly known as Ratty, who is at large, to deal with cannabis, a prohibited drug.

Count two read that on the same date, month and year along Manjai Kunda Kotu Highway within the jurisdiction of the court, he had in his possession 56kg and 38g of cannabis, a prohibited drug.

Count three stated that on the same date, month and place at a police checkpoint, he failed to stop when required to do so by a member of the police in uniform.

He was subsequently remanded in custody, pending his bail application at the high court, which has the jurisdiction to grant him bail.

The case was adjourned until 6 September 2016. 

Author: Isatou Senghore-Njie