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Alleged burglars granted bail

Aug 12, 2013, 12:40 PM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera of the Bundung Magistrates’ Court recently granted bail to two alleged burglars, Abdoulie Adams and Yaya Njie.

The bail condition was for D20,000 each with one Gambian surety who must enter into an affidavit of means and deposit his biometric ID Card with the registrar of the court.

The accused persons, who both denied the charge of breaking and stealing, while applying bail on their own behalf, told the court they needed bail because they were not notorious criminals and they had never appeared before the court, and they never had any conflict with the law.

In response, the prosecuting officer told the court the accused persons should not be granted bail, as they were commonly known of committing similar offences.

They were well known by the police, and if they were granted bail, they would go and commit similar offences, the prosecution said.

The court in its ruling stated that the accused persons are entitled to bail since the alleged offences are bailable offences.

He consequently granted them bail on the above sum and condition.

According to the particulars of offence on count one, on 29 July 2013, at Tabokoto, the accused persons jointly broke the padlock of one Amadou Janka, and entered into his shop with the intention of committing a felony.

The particulars of offence on count two stated that, on 29 July 2013, at Tabokoto, the accused persons jointly stole one simple Nokia phone valued at D800, one palmtop valued at D1,000, DVD cassette player valued at D1,000 and a motor tape valued at D3,000.

The case continues.