Man in court for publishing hurtful internet post on Prophet of Islam

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

One Alagie Mam Seye was yesterday arraigned on a charge of uttering words with intent to hurt religious feeling, before Magistrate Abeke of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.

The accused person pleaded guilty, saying: “I do agree with the accusation. I saw the post on Facebook then I shared it, asking if it’s true or not.”

The particulars of offence stated that on 11 July 2015, in Lamin village in the Kombo North district of the West Coast Region, the accused, Alagie Mam Seye, published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), knowing fully well that it would hurt the religious feeling of followers and thereby committed an offence.

The case was adjourned until 6 August for a statement of facts and continuation.

Author: Fatou Jallow and Yai Dibba