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Judgement delivered in police officer's case

Jul 2, 2008, 5:36 AM | Article By: By Bakary Samateh

After almost three months of legal proceedings, the Banjul Magistrates' Court has finally delivered its judgement in the case of a police officer who 'aided and abetted' a remand prisoner to escape from lawful custody.

Modou Cham, a corporal with the Gambia Police Force, was early this week found guilty of facilitating the escape of one Abdou Njie whilst Njie was placed under custody at Banjul police station.

The incident occurred in April of this year between the hours of 21:00 and 24:00.

Magistrate B.Y. Camara on Monday convicted officer Cham to serve a jail term of nine months or pay a fine of D2000.