Efry Mbye, Rongo case set for judgment

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Banjul Magistrates’ Court presided over Principal Magistrate Taiwo Ade Alagbe on Friday adjourned the case involving Abdoulie Efry Mbye and Momodou Lamin Jarju alias Rongo, for judgment.

Rongo and Efry Mbye were being tried charged with giving false information, making false documents, uttering false documents and prohibition of conduct conducive to the breach of peace.

When the case was called, defence counsel Secka Gaye told the court that the defence had filed their briefs after the prosecution filed theirs, and that the court had adopted the briefs.

The case was then adjourned to 10 October 2012, for judgment.

The particulars of offence on count one stated that the accused persons, some time in 2010, in Banjul and diverse places, gave false information to the Ministry of Local Government and copied the same to the Secretary General, Office of the President, to wit Alkalo Eric Thunder Janneh, was disuniting the people and grabbing land at Bunjulinding in the West Coast Region and that the President’s Office acknowledge Mr. Malng Badjie as the chairman of the council of elders of Banjulinding.

Count two stated that the accused persons, some time in 2010 in Banjul and diverse places, wrote petition to the Secretary General, Office of the President that the villagers of Banjulinding were not in support of the Alkalo Eric Thunder Janneh, who was grabbing lands and disuniting the people of Banjulinding.

Furthermore, count three stated that the two accused persons, some times in 2010, in Banjul and diverse places, knowingly and fraudulently presented a petition letter to the Secretary General Office of the President, to wit that the villagers of Banjulinding were not in support of the Alkalo Eric Thundeh Janneh, who was grabbing land and disuniting the people of Banjulinding.

And count four stated that some time in 2010, in Banjul and diverse places, they conducted meetings with the people of Banjulinding in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace.

Author: Bakary Samateh