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Court revokes accused’s bail in multiple charges case

Mar 23, 2012, 12:45 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 21 March 2012 revoked the bail condition granted to one Omar Sarr for failing to show up in court for the last three proceeding dates.

The accused is facing three-count charge of housebreaking, stealing and being in possession of suspected stolen property.

Asked to explain his reason for not appearing for the last proceedings, the accused told the court he had an accident which was why he could not go to court.

Asked to show the medical certificate, the accused said the certificate was at his home.

At that juncture, the prosecuting officer, CPL 2118 Gomez, rose to make an application for the court to revoke the accused’s bail condition and be remanded at Mile 2 Prison.

He added that if the accused was granted bail he would not show up and that the primary objective of the bail was to secure his appearance in court.

Magistrate Tabally ruled in favour of the prosecutor, noting that the accused did not give any reasonable reasons and his excuses were not supportive.

He said that in the absence of the medical papers, the accused’s bail was revoked until the next adjourned date.

Hearing was adjourned till 5 April 2012.

According to the particulars of the offence on count one, the accused, Omar Sarr, on 24 May 2010, at Kanifing Estate, broke into the house of one Muhammed Al’Amar with intent to commit a felony, therein to wit stealing.

Count two alleged that the accused on the same date and place stole a pistol valued at D20,000,  a cash of £2,000, a cash of €1,800, a cash of D352,750, gold valued at D600,000, digital camera valued at D10,000 and Samsung mobile phone valued at D5,000, being the property of the complainant, Muhammed  Al’Amar.

The particulars of offence on count three read that the accused on 1 June 2010 had in his possession a digital camera and a Motorola mobile phone suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.