Feb 28, 2017, 11:37 AM
Sixteen youths were on 23 September 2013 convicted and sentenced to a fine of D1,500 each in default to serve two months in prison by Magistrate Bojang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
They are Baba Jaiteh, Babucarr Ceesay, Basiru Bah, Saidou Jah, Omar Ann, Alpha Nyockeh, Amadou Tijan Jallow, Alpha Omar Jallow, Balla Sarr, Modou Lamin Fatty, Lamin Saine, Yankuba Keita, Musa Jobe, Ebrima Ndow, Braham Mbowe, and Bubacarr Jobe.
According to the particulars of offence, the accused persons on 11 September 2013, at the Serekunda Market and its diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality, gathered themselves within the premises of the market, obstructing or causing inconvenience to the public in exercise of their common right without authority, thereby committed an offence.
When they were first arraigned on 12 September 2013, and charged with common nuisance, they all pleaded not guilty.
The case was then adjourned till 18 September 2013 for the prosecuting officer, Inspector Kanteh, to call his witness to testify.
After the testimony of the witness, the accused changed their plea from not guilty to guilty, saying they were all found at the black market scene of Serekunda Market.