Bench warrant for surety’s arrest

Monday, October 09, 2017

Principal Magistrate Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on 5 October 2017 issued a bench warrant for the arrest of one Yaiyu Janha.

Magistrate Cham’s decision came following an application made by Sgt 2294 Jammeh for the same to be issued for her arrest, after the court observed that neither the surety, nor the accused, Kemo Janha, was in court.

The accused, Kemo Janha, is standing trial on a single count charge of attempted rape, and the prosecution alleged that the accused, Kemo Janha, a student at Gambia College on 5 July 2017, at Gambia College Campus in Brikama Town, attempted to have unlawful carnal knowledge of a lady.

 Sgt Jammeh intimated that on the last adjourned date, the accused was absent and he had informed the accused’s elder sister that the matter was set for 5 October 2017.

Sgt Jammeh said the accused person was again absent without giving any reason for his absence and his surety was also not in court.

In his ruling, principal magistrate Omar Cham ordered that the surety, Yaiyu Janha, be arrested and brought before the court to show reason why her bond should not be forfeited.

Hearing continues on 19 October 2017.

Author: Bruce Asemota