Magistrate Jallow gives Basse police command thumbs up

Friday, December 15, 2017

Presiding Magistrate S.M. Jallow of the Basse Magistrates’ Court, has said Basse Police Command should keep up the momentum in their bid to combat cattle rustling in the region.

Magistrate Jallow made this disclosure whilst presiding over several cattle rustling cases brought before the court on Monday 11 December 2017.

Magistrate Jallow said cattle rustling would not be condoned in the region, noting that he was impressed with the police in the fight against cattle rustling.

Meanwhile, one Yorro Sey was arraigned before the court on a single count of cattle stealing and the prosecution alleged that the accused on 24 November 2017 at Kiskis Village in the Upper River Region, stole a cow valued at D25,000 belonging to one Madina Bunbuya.

The accused pleaded not guilty and he was admitted to bail of D50,000 with one Gambian surety who must deposit his or her ID card with the Court’s registry.

The matter was adjourned until 29 January 2018, for the prosecution to call its witnesses.

In a related development, one Badua Conteh was also arraigned before the court on charges of cattle stealing and being in possession of suspected stolen property.

The prosecution alleged that the accused on 29 November 2017, at Madina Samako Village stole a goat valued at D1,500 belonging to one Mumatu Camara.

The prosecution further alleged that the accused on the same date and place had in his possession one goat believed to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

The accused denied the charges and he was admitted to bail of D3,000 with a Gambian surety who must deposit his or her ID card with the court’s registry.

Hearing continues on 21 December 2017, for the prosecution to call its witnesses.

Author: Bruce Asemota in Basse