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Prosecution witness taken to task in soldier’s trial

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Fabakary Kinteh, a prosecution witness, in the case involving Babucarr Njie, a soldier who was found with a pistol at the King Fahd Mosque in Banjul,...

December 30 attackers appeal yet to be withdrawn

Friday, March 17, 2017
The appeal case before the Gambia Court of Appeal, involving the December 30 attackers, who were recently pardoned by the President and reinstated in...

Court reviews bail conditions for prison officers

Friday, March 17, 2017
Magistrate Janneh-Njie of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on Monday reviewed the bail conditions for prison officers Ebrima Njie and Edrisa Manga. ...

IPO testifies in robbery trial

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
One detective Sultan Gibril Colley of Kanifing Estate Police Station Monday testified as a prosecution witness, in the ongoing criminal trial...

‘There is no competent charge before the court,’ says defence in gov’t officials case

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Defence counsel E. Sanneh yesterday told the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Kebba Baldeh that there is no competent charge before the...

Detective police officer testifies in case of obtaining money by false pretence

Friday, September 23, 2016
The second prosecution witness (PW2), Sgt 1281 Babucarr Trawally, a police detective attached to Latrikunda Police Post under the CID unit, recently...

Man arraigned for allegedly stealing from a motor vehicle

Friday, September 23, 2016
A man called Pa Ebrima Kandeh was yesterday arraigned before the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, and charged with stealing from a motor vehicle. He...

Narcotics officer testifies in drug trial

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The first prosecution witness (PW1), Mamour Cham, a narcotics officer, recently testified in the trial involving one Lamin Touray, who was accused of...

Alleged drug possessor arraigned

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
(Wednesday August 31, 2016 Issue) A man called Lamin Touray was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Blessed of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court,...

Police officer testifies in drug trial

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
(Issue, Monday, August 22, 2016) Sgt Cherno Mballow, a police officer attached to the Mandinaba Police Station, recently testified in the trial...

3 convicted for conspiracy, common assault

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
(Issue, Monday, August 22, 2016) The Brikama Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced Ndey Sanneh, Fatoumata Manjang and Isatou Marena,...

Defendant ordered to pay over D250, 000

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court yesterday ordered one Ebrima Gassama, the defendant, to pay D154, 000, D50, 000,...

Magistrate tough with lawyers

Monday, August 08, 2016
Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on 3 August 2016 expressed his concern about the way lawyers delay cases. He said that...

Rongo and father ordered to pay D200,000 as damages

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Justice Simeon Ateh Abi of the Mansakonko High Court has ordered Momodou Lamin Jarju alias Rongo, and his father, Lamin Jarju, to pay the sum of...

Seller of banned plastic bags fined

Friday, July 29, 2016
Magistrate Bojang, sitting at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, recently convicted and sentenced one Sheikh Njie to a fine of D8,000 in default to...

Ex-company accountant acquitted, discharged

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Kanifing Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate Hillary Abeke Monday acquitted and discharged one Sanju Kumar, an ex-accountant at Copri...

Arrest warrant for accused in trial of six alleged protesters

Thursday, July 21, 2016
(Wednesday July 20, 2016 Issue) Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court yesterday ordered for the arrest of Sukai Dahaba, who has...
Patience Sonko Godwin wins leg...

Patience Sonko Godwin wins legal suit

Picture: Patience Sonko Godwin
Monday, July 18, 2016
Patience Sonko Godwin, a historian and writer, has won a legal suit against Lawrence Jah, Micheal Goba and Mac Collier. This was contained in a...

Attempted rape suspect discharged for lack of diligent prosecution

Friday, July 15, 2016
Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court Wednesday discharged one Momodou Lamin Badjie, who was accused of attempted rape, for lack...

Former restaurant supervisor, others freed

Monday, July 11, 2016
Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on 4 July 2016 acquitted Almamy Ceesay, former restaurant supervisor at Kombo Beach Hotel, along...

Kombo Beach Hotel theft case reaches climax

Monday, July 04, 2016
Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on 28 June 2016 said he would deliver judgment today, in the case involving Almami Ceesay, Lamin...

Prosecution witness testifies in Legal Aid case

Monday, July 04, 2016
(Friday Issue, 1 July 2016) Jon Goldy, a prosecution witness in the case involving Kevin Aghedo and Joseph Fru Gomez, testified recently before...

Prosecution witness testifies in Legal Aid case

Friday, July 01, 2016
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In Ebrima Jawara’s trial, pros...

In Ebrima Jawara’s trial, prosecution witness challenged

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Sarjo Marena, financial controller at the Central Projects Coordinating Unit (CPCU), was on 23 June 2016, cross-examined by Lawyer Momodou Drammeh,...

Senior waiter taken to task

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
(Issue Monday June 27, 2016) Lamin Jallow, a senior waiter who was charged with stealing by clerk or servant along with Almami Ceesay, Maimuna...

Man in absentia charged with kidnapping, abduction

Friday, June 24, 2016
A man was on 23 June 2016 charged in absentia with kidnapping and abduction before magistrate Omar Cham of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court. ...

Man in court for allegedly procuring defilement of child

Friday, June 24, 2016
One Obi Clement was yesterday paraded before Justice Abi of the Mansakonko High Court, to answer to an allegation of procuring defilement of a child...

Ebrima Jawara’s case continues

Picture: Ebrima Jawara
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The case involving Ebrima Jawara Monday continued with another prosecution witness, before Magistrate Omar Cham at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court. ...

Police officer testifies in land dispute case

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
One Lamin Ceesay, a police officer attached to Old Yundum Police Station, recently testified as a defence witness in the civil suit involving Mama...

Absence of witness delays case

Friday, June 03, 2016
The case involving Sanju Kumar, who was charged with stealing a motor vehicle, could not proceed on 1 June 2016 before Magistrate Abeke of the...

Alleged willful damage to property case continues

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
One Yusupha Badjie of Gunjur village recently testified in the trial involving Lamin Darboe and 19 others, who were accused of criminal trespass,...

French national convicted for common assault

Friday, May 13, 2016
One Vincent Andren Michael, a French national, was recently convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Malafi Jarju to the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, to...

Police officer testifies in theft case

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Alieu S. Jibba, a police officer, on 10 May 2016 testified before Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court in the case involving one Sanju...

Defence opens in alleged receiving of stolen property case

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
In his evidence-in-chief, the accused person said he bought the cattle from one Bamba, a herdsman at Mandinareng village, but did not know that Bamba...

Defence to make no-case submission, prosecution opposes

Monday, May 09, 2016
Defence counsel Lamin Darboe, who is representing one Modou Salieu Jallow, who was charged on three counts of sale of spoiled food for human...

Men bound over to keep the peace

Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Mara Jobe and Pap Sarr were on 26 April 2016, bound over to keep the peace for three months in default to serve six months in prison by Magistrate...

Alleged receiving of stolen property case continues

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
One Pa Bubu Musa Njie recently continued his testimony in the trial involving one Ansu Jarju, who was accused of receiving stolen property, at the...

French national testifies in common assault case

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
One Jacques Michael Albert Jenberd, a French national, recently testified in the trial involving one Vensian Adren, who was accused of common...

Man arraigned for alleged assault, willful damage

Monday, April 25, 2016
Foday Jammeh, who was charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm and willful damage to property, was on 19 April 2016 arraigned before...

Pardoned prisoner sentenced again

Friday, April 22, 2016
One Lamin Fadera, who benefited from a presidential pardon, was again convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Malafi Jarju of the Brikama Magistrates’...

Narcotics officer testifies in drug trial

Friday, April 22, 2016
Amat Bittaye, a narcotics officer attached to the Sibanor Police Station, recently testified in the trial involving one Omar Fadera, accused of being...

Kanifing acting Sheriff Bailiff cross-examined

Friday, April 15, 2016
Alagie Kassama, acting Sheriff Bailiff at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, was cross-examined by lawyer Gomez on 13 April 2016, in the case involving...

Defence opens in criminal trespass case

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
One Awa Gibba of Babylon village, accused of criminal trespass, recently opened her defense before Magistrate Isatou Janneh of the Brikama...

Alleged false information case continues

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Pa Waka Jobe, retired Director of Operations at Banjul International Airport, recently continued his testimony in the alleged false information trial...
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Kenya: Bensouda Studying Ruto, Sang ICC Verdict to Decide Next Move

Picture: Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Monday, April 11, 2016
Nairobi —The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecution is reviewing the decision of the Trial Chamber which found that Deputy President William...

Kanifing Sheriff Assistant Bailiff testifies in court

Friday, April 08, 2016
Alagie Kassama, Sheriff Assistant Bailiff at Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, on 6 April 2016 testified before Magistrate Abeke against Sanju Kumar, an...

French national sentenced

Friday, April 08, 2016
Vensian André, a French national, was recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D100,000, in default to serve one year in prison, by Magistrate...

French national to learn fate today

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Vensian Andren, a French national, would today learn his fate after he change his plea from not guilty to guilty, before Magistrate Malafi Jarju of...

Marabout sent to prison

Monday, April 04, 2016
Mamadou Salieu Jallow, a marabout, was on 29 March 2016, convicted and sentenced to a fine of D5,000 in default to serve one year in prison, for...

PIU officer testifies in drug case

Friday, April 01, 2016
Biran Dem, a Police Intervention Unit (PIU) officer, attached to the narcotics office in Brikama, recently testified in the drug trial involving one...

South Africa: Pistorius sentencing set for June

Source: SAnews.gov.za (Tshwane)
Friday, April 01, 2016
Pretoria — The office of the Chief Justice has confirmed that sentencing in the Oscar Pistorius matter is scheduled to take place between 13 and 17...

Accused person’s absence stalls drug case

Friday, April 01, 2016
The drug trial involving one Alasana Ceesay of Farafenni could not proceed recently at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, as the accused was absent from...

Indian national arraigned for allegedly stealing Sheriff Division’s vehicle

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
An Indian national was on 24 March 2016 arraigned for allegedly stealing a vehicle that belongs to the Sheriff Division, before Magistrate Abeke of...

Trial of French national adjourned

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The trial involving one Vensian Andren, a French national, was recently adjourned at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Malafi Jarju. ...

Kombo Beach Hotel’s restaurant supervisor continues testimony

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Almame Ceesay, restaurant supervisor, charged with conspiracy and stealing by clerk, along with Lamin Jallow, Maimuna Touray and Gibril Jatta,...

Marabout alleges being beaten up

Monday, March 21, 2016
Mamadou Salieu Jallow, a marabout, on 17 March 2016 told the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court that he was beaten up by one Sulayman Jarra, the...

Alleged fraudster granted bail

Friday, March 18, 2016
One Abdou Karim Drammeh of Brikama Jamisa was recently granted bail of D5,000 by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court presided over Magistrate Malafi...

Watchman charged with injury to an animal

Friday, March 18, 2016
A watchman, Amadou Camara, was recently arraigned before Magistrate Malafi Jarju of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court charged with injury to an animal. ...

Alleged human trafficking case adjourned

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The trial involving one Modou Nyang, accused of human trafficking, could not proceed yesterday at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate...

False information case deferred

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The trial involving one Borry J. Saidy, former airport traffic manager at Banjul International Airport, accused of giving false information, could...

Man arraigned for allegedly stealing from a dwelling house

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
One Lamin Manneh was recently arraigned before Magistrate Malafi Jarju of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, charged with stealing from a dwelling house...

Kombo Beach Hotel restaurant supervisor opens defence

Monday, March 14, 2016
Almame Ceesay, a restaurant supervisor at Kombo Beach Hotel, who was charged with conspiracy and stealing by clerk along with Lamin Jallow, Maimuna...

Retired public servant testifies in court

Wednesday, March 09, 2016
One Pa Waka Jobe, a retired Director of Operations at the Banjul International Airport, recently testified in the trial involving the former General...

19 paraded in court for alleged malicious injury

Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Faburama Darboe and 18 others were recently paraded before Magistrate A.A Jagne of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, charged with five counts of...

Vehicle sale transaction reaches court

Monday, March 07, 2016
The case involving one Seedy Hydara, who was charged with receiving goods by false pretence, continued on 3 March 2016 before Magistrate Abeke of the...

Man arraigned for allegedly stealing over D8M

Friday, March 04, 2016
One Bakary Jack Sanneh was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court charged with stealing by agent. He denied...

Alleged false information case continues

Friday, March 04, 2016
The trial involving one Pateh Badjan, accused of giving false information, Tuesday continued at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate A.A....

Attempted felony case reaches court

Friday, March 04, 2016
A man called Momodou Salieu Jallow was recently arraigned before Magistrate Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court charged with an attempt to...

Complainant testifies in alleged obtaining money by false pretence case

Wednesday, March 02, 2016
One Modou Sey recently testified in the trial involving one Saibou Sanneh, accused of obtaining money by false pretence, at the Brikama Magistrates’...

Alleged theft case heard

Wednesday, March 02, 2016
The first prosecution witness (PW1), Mbemba Camara, recently testified in the trial involving one Sunkary Sanneh, accused of stealing from a dwelling...

Malian national convicted

Monday, February 29, 2016
Bubacarr Konneh, a Malian national, was on 24 February 2016 convicted and sentenced to a fine of D5,000 in default to serve one year in prison, for...

Major crime officer testifies in burglary, stealing case

Monday, February 29, 2016
A major crime officer, Lamin Cham, attached to the Major Crime Unit at police headquarters in Banjul, recently testified in the trial involving one...

Threatening violence, prohibition of conduct case continues

Friday, February 26, 2016
The third prosecution witness (PW3), Matty Sanyang, recently testified in the trial involving Pa Matarr Ceesay and Emma Manga, accused of conspiracy...

Gambega staff arraigned for alleged theft

Friday, February 26, 2016
One Sheikh Badjie was recently arraigned before Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with stealing. He denied any wrongdoing...

Alleged drug case heard

Friday, February 26, 2016
A narcotics officer, Bakary Gibba, station officer at Tanji Police Station, recently testified before Magistrate Malafi Jarju of the Brikama...

Teacher charged with trafficking in obscene publication

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
One Habib Valentine, a Sierra Leonean national and a teacher, was recently arraigned before Magistrate Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court,...

Man in court for allegedly damaging Gamtel copper pipes

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
A man called Sulayman Mballow was recently arraigned before Magistrate Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with willful damage to...

4 sentenced for using banned plastic bags

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Fatou Manneh, Edrisa Camara, Ebrima Bah and Aminata Loum were recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D4,500 in default to serve 8 months in...

Narcotics officer testifies in drug trial

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The third prosecution witness (PW3), Abdoulie Kebbeh, a narcotics officer attached to Wellingara Police Station, recently testified in the trial...

Man pleads guilty, sentenced

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Marigo Dukureh, who was arraigned on 11 February 2016 before Magistrate Nahra of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for stealing, pleaded guilty to the...

Alleged careless driving case heard

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The trial involving one Abubacarr Darboe, accused of careless driving, continued on Monday at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court. The case continued...

Witness testifies in alleged threatening violence case

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The first prosecution witness (PW1), Modou Sey, recently testified in the trial involving one Babucarr Okorro, accused of threatening violence,...

French national’s trial fails to proceed

Monday, February 15, 2016
The trial involving one Vensian Andren, a French national residing at Lamin Loge, Monday failed to proceed at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court. The...

Alleged visa transaction reaches court

Friday, February 12, 2016
Two men were on 10 February 2016, arraigned before Magistrate Omar Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court and charged with obtaining money from...

Alleged burglary, stealing case heard

Friday, February 12, 2016
The first prosecution witness (PW1), Bakary Krubally of Kotu Quarry, recently testified in the trial involving one Omar Gomez, accused of burglary...

Trial of Kombo Central NAM continues

Friday, February 12, 2016
The trial involving Buba I. Sanneh, National Assembly Member for Kombo Central, accused of criminal trespass and assault causing actual bodily harm,...

Criminal trespass, threatening violence case reaches court

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
One Kissama Conteh was recently arraigned before Magistrate Jallow of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with criminal trespass and threatening...

3 Nigerians in court for alleged assault

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Francis Adika, Justine Umezurike and Augtine Ajie, all Nigerians, were yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’...

Man paraded in court for allegedly stealing corrugated iron sheets

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
A man called Alhagie Sowe was recently arraigned before Magistrate Jallow of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court and charged with stealing. He denied...

Kombo Beach Hotel assault case commences

Monday, February 08, 2016
Salma Abourizk-Alealdin, the Finance and Admin manager at the Kombo Beach Hotel, testified on 3 February 2016, in the case involving one Ali Hamoud,...

Defence opens in common assault case

Friday, February 05, 2016
Defence opened recently in the case involving one Mariama Sambou, accused of common assault, before Magistrate Manlaffi Jarju of the Brikama...

4 remand prisoners sentenced

Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Magistrate Jagne of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced Habibu Camara, Momodou Lamin Jallow, Lamin Camara and Alasana...

French national arraigned for alleged assault

Wednesday, February 03, 2016
A French national, Vincent Andre, yesterday appeared before principal magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court charged with assault...

Alleged human trafficking case adjourned

Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The trial involving one Modou Nyang, accused of human trafficking, was heard yesterday at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before principal Magistrate...

In bankers’ trial, prosecution witness challenged

Monday, February 01, 2016
Samba Mballow, the second prosecution witness in the case involving Haddy Jatta, Kabiro Darboe and Momodou Secka, bankers at BSIC bank, who were...

Man paraded for allegedly assaulting police officer, damaging police case file

Friday, January 29, 2016
A man was on 27 January 2016 paraded before Magistrate Isatou Janneh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer and...

Witness testifies in alleged fraud case

Friday, January 29, 2016
[The first prosecution witness (PW1), Innocent Okafor, recently testified in the trial involving one Modou Ceesay, accused of obtaining money...

Convicted assailant fined D500

Friday, January 29, 2016
Magistrate Wilson of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced one Foday Jawara to a fine of D500. Foday Jawara, who was...

Man sentenced for stealing a motor vehicle

Friday, January 29, 2016
Magistrate Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced one Yaya Keita to a fine of D3,000, in default to serve one...

Alleged criminal trespass case reaches court

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
One Musa Jawara of New Yundum Village recently appeared before Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, charged with criminal...

Human trafficking case resumes

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The trial involving one Modou Nyang, accused of human trafficking, Monday resumed at the Brikama Magistrates Court before Principal Magistrate Hilary...
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