Three face conspiracy, criminal trespass and rape charges

Friday, January 19, 2018

Three suspects; Bakary Jammeh, Abdoulie Bah and Ansumana Njie were yesterday, 18 January, 2018 charged with three counts of criminal offences before the presiding Judge Simeon A. Abi at the Banjul High Court Annex.

On the first count, the prosecution alleged that the suspects on or about 17 July, 2017 at Njaba Kunda village in the North Bank Region conducted themselves and had carnal knowledge of a girl (name withheld) without her consent.

On count two, the prosecution alleged that the suspects on or about the same date and place intentionally under coercive circumstances had carnal knowledge of a girl (name withheld) without her consent.

On the final count, the prosecution alleged that the suspects on or about the same date and place entered the house of one Babucarr Ceesay with intention to have carnal knowledge of the alleged victim (name withheld).

When the matter came up, the court observed that the 3rd suspect, Ansumana Njie was absent and the court directed the State to liaise with the police to determine the whereabouts of the 3rd suspect and ensure his appearance before the court on the next adjourned date.

The court also ordered the officer in charge of mile two Prisons to take the 1st and 2nd suspects, Bakary Jammeh and Abdoulie Bah to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) for age determination test and to produce the result of the test before the court on the next adjourned date.

The court further ordered the transfer of a motion on notice filed in charge number BMC/CC/049/17 by defence lawyer Moses B. Richards to be heard in the suit noting that the other charge was the transfer charge from the Magistrate’s court in respect of which the information in the case was filed.

The matter was adjourned to the 6th February 2018 for mention.

Author: Bruce Asemota