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Alleged jewellery thief arraigned

May 30, 2011, 12:57 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

A man called Muhammed Jarra was on 26 May 2011 arraigned before Magistrate Drammeh of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, charged with stealing from a dwelling house contrary to the laws of The Gambia.

Jarra denied the charge and was subsequently granted bail of D100,000 with two Gambian sureties who must provide their national ID cards and sworn to an affidavit of means.

The charge against the accused was that on 11 March 2011, at Serrekunda, the accused entered into the house of one Aji Binta Janneh and stole D4,500, a gold necklace valued at D84,400, a gold bangle valued at D63,800 and a gold earring valued at D20,200. The total value of the items stolen stands at D172,900, being the property of Aji Binta Janneh.

Prosecuting officer Ceesay applied for an adjournment to call her witnesses.

Trial Magistrate Drammeh granted the prosecution's application and adjourned the case till 2 June 2011.