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Accused Remanded, as Surety Withdrawn

Jun 5, 2009, 7:31 AM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

Magistrate Basiru Mahoney of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court has told the court that the accused, Abubacarr Bah, has been absent in court since late February 2009 and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to Magistrate Mahoney the accused's bail condition is revoked and is thus remanded in custody until the next adjourned date.

Mr. Abubacarr Bah is facing trial for impersonation of a public officer contrary to section 353 of criminal code cap 10 vol III laws of The Gambia 1990. According to the alleged offence, the accused in the month of October 2008 at Serrekunda represented himself as an officer of the National Intelligence Agency, a representation he knew to be false and thereby committed an offence.