Mar 30, 2009, 6:09 AM
Kajali Mass, Alieu Demba, Sulayman Sowe, all printers, Lamin Bojang a security officer working with the Daily Observer and Destiny Omos, a newspaper vendor were last Friday 27th February 2009 arraigned before Acting Principal Magistrate Sainabou Wadda-Ceesay of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court for allegedly stealing copies of the Daily Observer newspaper.
The accused, Kajali Mass, Alieu Demba, Sulayman Sowe and Lamin Bojang who were arrested in the early hours of last Monday morning for allegedly stealing copies of newspaper of the company, pleaded guilty while Destiny Omos pleaded not guilty.
According to the charge sheet, on or about the 23rd February 2009 at the Daily Observer Company in Bakau, the accused persons stole 200 copies of Daily Observer newspaper valued at D2000 and 25 incomplete copies of the Daily Observer valued at D250, a total value of D2250 being property of the Daily Observer.
Police Prosecutor, Cadet Inspector Mballow applied for an adjournment to make available the copies of the Daily Observer to be tendered in court and to give out the facts for those who pleaded guilty.
Magistrate Wadda-Ceesay granted the accused persons bail in the sum of D10, 000 each with two Gambian sureties and adjourned the case to today.