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Escapee's Accomplice Faces Fresh Charges

Dec 19, 2008, 6:49 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Marc Maurice Alfred Vanmaldegum, the Dutch national who has been standing trial at the Banjul Magistrates' Court on a charge of aiding the escape of Andrew Charles Northfield ofCarnegia Minerals Company, is now facing new charges at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

He was arraigned on Tuesday 16th December 2008 before Senior Magistrate Sainabou Wadda-Ceesay on a two-count charge.

Count one states that the accused on or about 3rd September 2008, at the Kombo Beach Hotel, where he works as operations manager, conspired with others at large to defeat the course of justice by communicating with Charles Andrew Northfield, a trial prisoner, knowing him to have absconded from trial.

Count two has it that the accused on the same day and place knowingly prevented the execution of a legal process by communicating with Charles Andrew Northfield who had absconded from trial and entered his room and removed his personal effects instead of reporting to the authorities.

He, however, denied the charges.