Jan 30, 2009, 4:29 AM
Sedia Bayo, a French citizen of Gambian decent, was accused of assaulting Gambian business tycoon Amadou Samba.
The accused was charged with two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm and assault causing grievous bodily harm.
When the case was called, the prosecuting officer, Corporal Awa Jobe, told the court the case was for mention, since the accused person is not within the jurisdiction.
The prosecution applied for an arrest warrant for the accused person.
According to the particulars of offence in count one, Mr Bayo in November 2014 in Banjul and diverse places unlawfully assaulted one Amadou Samba, by beating him all over his body, causing him actual bodily harm, and thereby committed an offence.
Count two stated that the said Bayo in the same month and year in Banjul and diverse places ‘grievously’ assaulted Amadou Samba by beating him all over his body causing him grievous bodily harm, and thereby committed an offence.
The case was adjourned pending his apprehension to be brought before the court to face trial.
Mr Bayo is a French citizen of Gambian decent, whose parents migrated to France, where he was born. He is said to be a politician and has been shuttling between France and Dakar.