Mar 3, 2015, 9:49 AM
However, the case could not proceed, as the accused person was not in court, prompting the prosecutor to apply for a bench warrant for the arrest of the accused, which was granted by the court.
The accused, Yusupha Famanta, was accused of stealing and store-breaking, an allegation he denied.
When the case was called, the police prosecutor, Sub inspector Sarr, told the court that the accused person was given court bail, and since then he had not been coming to court.
He applied for a bench warrant for the arrest of the accused and, if the accused was nowhere to be found, his surety should be arrested.
In his ruling, the presiding magistrate told the court that the matter had been adjourned several times at the instance of the accused person.
He, therefore, granted the police prosecutor’s application for the accused person to be arrested and, if he was nowhere to be found, his surety should be arrested and brought before the court.
The accused, Yusupha Famanta, was alleged to have on 8 May 2015,at Jamburr village in the West Coast Region, stolen the following items: one camping toilet valued at D13,650, one gas cooker valued at D14,625.00 one culetle quitter with its bag valued at D17,500, one TV with receiver valued at D23,400, four mattresses valued at D70,000, two rolls of electric wires valued at D3,900, one turpentine valued at D11,700, one miro valued at D10,000, one bundleof string valued at D35,000,one Shampoo valued at D275, two packets of plastic glove valued at D2,000,two padlocks value at D500 and some used clothes valued at D6,000, being the property of one Rene Inhofe.