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Bakau Christmas day theft lands in court

Jan 22, 2020, 4:44 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

When Christians were celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, a man and a young boy went on the rampage and allegedly stole some valuable items from a home in Bakau.

Lamin Ceesay and a minor (name withheld) were on 16 January 2020, arraigned before Magistrate Dunn Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court and charged on three counts of conspiracy, house breaking and stealing.

Prosecutors alleged that the accused persons on or about 25 December, 2019, at Bakau Mamakoto, in the Kanifing Municipality of the Republic of The Gambia, jointly conspired between themselves with intent to commit a felony to wit: stealing.

It was also alleged that they broke into the house of one Kawsu Ceesay with intent to commit a felony to wit: stealing on the same day at the same place.

Lamin Ceesay and his accomplice were alleged to have stolen the following items: one black JVC flat screen TV valued at D9,000, one white wifi router valued at D3,500, one black HD receiver valued at D1,500, totaling D14,000, the properties of Kawsu Ceesay.

They denied any wrongdoing.

Sub-Inspector Gomez, the prosecuting officer, told the court that he was not opposing to bail and applied for an adjournment to call his witnesses. Subsequently, the presiding magistrate granted the accused persons bail in the sum of D4,000 each with two Gambian sureties who should deposit their ID cards with the registrar of the court. They should also swear to an affidavit of means.

The case was then adjourned to 23 January, 2020, for prosecution to parade witnesses to testify before the court.