Sep 4, 2012, 1:12 PM
The cattle theft case involving one Yunusa Badjie Monday resumed at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Abeke.
When the matter was called, the police prosecutor, Chief Inspector Touray, informed the court that the accused was not in court but his surety was.
He then told the surety to produce the accused person or she would pay the D30,000 bail bond or be remanded until when the accused was apprehended.
Magistrate Abeke told the court that when the matter was mentioned on 24 February 2012, it had suffered several adjournments due to the absence of the accused person.
For her part, the surety, Mariama Badjie, told the court that when she was called by the prosecutor for her to bring the accused person, she brought the accused to the court and handed him over to the prosecutor.
She said after some days the prosecutor called her, asking about the accused person and also told her to come to the police station, adding that upon her arrival at the police station, she was detained for 10 days.
In his ruling, Magistrate Abeke told the court that the surety, Mariama Badjie, had fulfilled the duty when she was asked to produce the accused person, which she did and handed over the accused person to the police.
He consequently discharged Mariama Badjie and Mamu Cham as the sureties to the accused person.