Dec 12, 2012, 9:10 AM
However, the charge sheet was not read to them to take their plea.
Prosecutors alleged that Modou Fall (alias Boy Jineh) and Mortala Niang, on 10 January 2014 in Dakar, Senegal, and diverse places jointly conspired to commit robbery with violence.
It was also alleged by prosecutors that the accused persons jointly committed a series of robberies with violence in Senegal.
In his application for the court to remand the accused persons, the police prosecutor, Superintendent Mballow, told the court that a bench warrant was issued by the Court of Appeal in Thies, Senegal, for their arrest, and the same was issued to Interpol.
He added that they were arrested on 24 January 2016, in The Gambia.
According to news media reports, Boy Jineh was arrested by the police in The Gambia, where he fled to after he escaped from prison in Senegal.
Superintendent Mballow said he was making the application for the accused to be remanded, so that documents could be processed for their deportation.
His application was subsequently granted by the court.
The accused persons were escorted by some PIU officers providing tight security, with their legs shackled and hands cuffed.