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D5M bail bond for fisheries director

Feb 24, 2015, 10:10 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Justice Abi of the Banjul High Court yesterday granted director of Fisheries, Famara Darboe, bail of D5 million with two Gambian sureties who should each provide a bail bond of D2.5 million.

The sureties shall depose to an affidavit of means and must be the owner of title landed property within The Gambia of value of not less than D2.5 million.

Each surety should deposit with the principal registrar of the high court, the original title deeds in respect of his or her said property together with a valuation report on the property issued by an officer from the lands department or any other government recognised estate value on a date not earlier than the date of the order.

The principal registrar of the high court shall verify and under his or her hand, approved the title deeds and valuation reports deposited by the sureties before the release of the applicant from custody.

Famara Darboe was charged along with nine fisheries officials at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on an 11-count charge including neglect of official duty, economic crime and abuse of office.

This was after his defence counsel, E. Singhateh, filed a bail application before the said court.

The applicant should also deposit his international passport and any other travel documents he possessed to the principal registrar of the court, until the final determination of the case.

The state was represented by A.M. Yusuph and the applicant by L.S. Camara.