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12 In Court For Assaulting Police Officers

Sep 9, 2009, 5:43 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

As many as 12 men were on Monday arraigned before a magistrates' court in Brikama, Western Region for assaulting police officers.

Buba Singhateh, Nfamara Daffeh, Lamin Saidy, Bakary Hydara, Alagie Sanyang, Abdoulie Dampha, Lamin Tunkara, Ebrima Mbye, Sheikh Chune, Njobo Kebbeh, Saikou Dampha and Omar Sabally, are all charged with assaulting four police officers while in due execution of their duties. Additionally, they are also charged with "prohibition of conduct conducive to breach of peace".

They all denied the charges.

Sub-inspector Abdoulie Jammeh, the Prosecuting Officer, applied for an adjournment to enable him call his witness.

The Defence Counsel, Buba Jawo, told the court that his clients were under police bail, stressing that the bail condition should still be considered.

Sub-inspector Jammeh told the court that he had no objection to their bail, as according to him, they were granted police bail, though he did not know what the bail conditions were.

The Presiding Magistrate, Fred Foster, said the police bail was still valid.

He then adjourned the case to 15th September 2009, ordering the prosecution to provide the details of the police bail.