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Fatal road accident case reaches corridor of justice

Aug 2, 2013, 10:05 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

A commercial driver was Wednesday arraigned before Magistrate Foster of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, charged with rash and negligent act, causing death.The defendant, Alkali Bayo, was said to have been driving from Foni towards Kiang when the unfortunate incident occurred, causing the death of a four-year-old boy, Malang Kebbeh.

The particulars of offence read before the court stated that the defendant, Alkali Bayo, on 28 July 2013, at Tampoto village, in Foni, drove a motor vehicle with registration number BJL O294J, Gelegele, in a rash and negligent manner, thereby caused the death of one Malang Kebbeh.

Bayo denied the charge when it was read over to him, leaving the burden of proving the case on the prosecution.

He was granted court bail of D250,000 with a Gambian surety who must swear to an affidavit of means and deposit a document with the court’s registrar pending the outcome of the case.

The case was then adjourned till 19 August 2013, for hearing.