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Court orders accused person’s arrest

Dec 14, 2015, 10:43 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court recently ordered the arrest of the accused, one Amadou Bah, for failing to pay compensation as ordered by the court.

The court also ordered that if the accused was nowhere to be seen, the sureties should be arrested and be brought before the court.

In his application, Sgt 2294 Lamin Jammeh told the court that the judgment was entered in the case on 27 April 2015 and the accused, Amadou Bah, was cautioned and discharged.

He was then ordered for him to compensate the complainant, Muhammed Lamin Hydara, in the sum of one hundred and thirty-seven thousand dalasi and two hundred and thirty butus.

He was given 6 months to pay the money to the complainant not later than 30 November 2015, which he failed to do.

The complainant went to the registrar to make enquiry to know whether there was any payment from the accused to the cashier, and the cashier confirmed to the complainant that still the money had not been paid by the accused person, the police prosecutor added.

In his ruling, the presiding magistrate granted the application made by the prosecutor and ordered that the accused person be arrested, and if he was not seen, the two sureties should be arrested and remanded at the State Central Prison until the next adjournment date.

The case continues.