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Court reviews accused’s bail condition

Jan 24, 2014, 9:36 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera of the Bundung Magistrate Court recently reviewed the bail condition of the two accused persons, Cherno Jallow and Samba Bah, who were charged with theft.

When the case was called, the prosecution applied for an adjournment on the grounds that his witness had not come, and he had called him on the phone.

The accused persons were then asked whether they had any objection to the application made by the prosecutor.

The accused persons told the court that they did not have any objection to the application but were appealing to the court to review the bail condition, as they would not abscond from the court’s jurisdiction.

The trial magistrate then told them that if they abscond, their sureties would be arrested to step into their shoes.

He upheld their application and granted them bail of D100,000 each with a Gambian surety who should deposit his or her biometric ID card to the court and swear to an affidavit of means.