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Four discharged and acquitted

Jul 18, 2011, 1:07 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Sheikh Omar Faye, Olley Jatta, Alieu Mboob and Salika Sey were on 13 July discharged and acquitted by the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Tabally.

The four accused persons were arraigned alongside Buba Sarr and Sainabou Konneh on a charge of stealing, a charge they have since denied.

The accused were acquitted and discharged following the prosecution’s announcement that they had closed their case and consequently the court entered a no-case submission on behalf of the four.

When the case resumed on the affirmation date, the presiding Magistrate Tabally informed the court that the four accused persons, have no-case-to-answer.

The trial magistrate revealed that the court hereby entered a no-case for the four accused persons pursuant to section 166 of the Criminal Procedure Code and consequently discharged and acquitted them accordingly.

The case was then adjourned until 27 July 2011, for Buba Sarr and Sainabou Konneh to open their defence.

According to the particulars of offence on count one, the accused persons, on 23 January 2011, at Lexma Supermarket, along

Kairaba Avenue
, jointly committed a felony to wit stealing.

Count two states that the accused persons on the same day and place allegedly stole items from the said supermarket worth D12,750.