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Broken bottle stabbing case reaches court

Nov 18, 2015, 10:00 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

A case involving a man, who was charged on two counts of attempt to commit a felony and assault causing grievous bodily harm, was mentioned on 17 November 2015, before Magistrate Isatou Janneh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutors alleged that Muhammed Touray attempted to commit a felony or to steal on 9 October 2015, at Sanchaba, in the Kanifing Municipality.

Muhammed Touray was also alleged to have unlawfully assaulted one Dawda Bah by stabbing him with a broken bottle on his arm, causing him grievous bodily harm.

According to the prosecutors, the alleged stabbing took place on the same date and place, and he committed an offence.

The accused, Muhammed Touray, however, denied any wrongdoing.

Prosecutor Sergeant 544 Jaiteh then applied to the court to adjourn the case, and further said he opposed bail for the accused person.

He argued that the accused person was not attached to any responsibility, adding that he was in the habit of attacking people.

He stated that if he was granted bail, he would cause havoc to the society and urged the court to remand him in prison.

When it was his turn, the accused begged the court to grant him bail, adding that he is a driver and has a family.

Magistrate Janneh, in her ruling, told the court that the charges against the accused person were bailable.

She said it was the accused’s constitutional right to be granted bail, adding that the reasons advanced by the prosecutor for opposing bail were speculative.

She subsequently granted the accused person bail in the sum of D50,000 with two Gambian sureties, who should swear to an affidavit of means and also to surrender their ID cards.

Prosecutor 544 Jaiteh is expected to call his first witness on 26 November 2015, for the commencement of the case.