Lie Saine granted D150, 000 bail

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Former Banjul North National Assembly Member of The Gambia’s opposition Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) party has been granted bail in the sum of 150,000 dalasi by a lower court in Banjul on Tuesday.

He is standing trail on two count charges, which includes incitement to violence and seditious intention at the Banjul Magistrates Court, presided over by Magistrate Tracy Davies-Wilson.

Mr. Saine recorded a WhatsApp audio in which he made “abusive” remarks against the Mandinka tribe.

His defence lawyer Moses Richards objected for Mr. Saine to be called for a plea-taking because he was not granted adequate facility and time to go over the charge sheets and particulars of offence to prepare for a “reasonable” plea-taking as required by law.

Police prosecutor Assistant Supt. Amadou Keita urged the court to overrule the defence application, saying it lacked merit and did not state how much time he needed but Magistrate Davies granted the defence application and adjourned the matter to September 10.