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Duo in Court for Alleged Stealing of Blocks

Jul 15, 2009, 9:45 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

Two men, Lamin Yabo and Dembo Jarju, were last Monday arraigned before Principal Magistrate Mahoney of the Brikama Magistrates' Court charged with conspiracy and stealing. Both denied the charges.
Count one, the alleged offence revealed that, the accused persons on the 26th May 2009, at Busumbala village, jointly conspired to commit a felony to wit stealing.
While count two, read that the accused person on the 26th May 2009 at Busumbala village stole 1,400 blocks valued D14, 000 from Lamin Jarjue's compound.
When the charge sheet was read to them, the second accused, Demba Jarju, pleaded not guilty, while the first accused pleaded guilty.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Abubacarr Camara, opposed the accused bail on the ground that the accused Dembo Jarju was given a police bail before but later absconded. He therefore appealed to the court not to grant him bail.
His application was granted and the accused was subsequently remanded at the State Central prison.
The case was adjourned to the 21st July for hearing.