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Alleged burglars arraigned

Aug 23, 2010, 2:01 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Samba Bah and Foday Jammeh were recently arraigned before Magistrate Drammeh of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, charged with shop breaking and stealing. Both denied the charges.

Meanwhile, the first accused, Samba Bah was not granted court bail following the prosecution's objection to bail on the grounds that he is a habitual offender.

According to CPL 3560 Colley, the first accused is also in and out of the police custody.

The second accused Foday Jammeh was granted court bail in the sum of D40, 000, with a Gambian surety who must sworn to an affidavit of means and deposit his national ID card.

According to the charge sheet, on count one on 2nd August 2010, at Fajara in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused persons jointly and unlawfully broke into the shop of one Muhammed Lamin Faal, with intent to commit a felony therein to wit stealing.

Count two stated that the accused persons jointly and unlawfully stole the following items from the shop of one Muhammed Lamin Faal: one carton of cigarettes of different blend, valued at D13, 300, ten Africell scratch cards of D95 denomination and Africell scratch cards of D25 denomination, valued at D1, 950, forty-five Gamcel scratch cards of D100, D50 and D20, respectively, valued at D2, 000, thirty Q-cell scratch cards of D50 and 25, respectively, valued at D1, 500, fiscal cash of D2, 500, totaling D22, 600, being the property of the said Muhammed Lamin Faal.

The case was adjourned to 26th August 2010 for continuation.