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Lawyers apply to High Court to bail Teranga FM MD

Aug 11, 2015, 10:38 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Lawyers representing Teranga FM radio managing director Abdoulie Ceesay have filed a bail application at the High Court in Banjul for the release of Ceesay since “the alleged offence committed is bailable”.

Abdoulie Ceesay was arraigned on 4 August 2015, charged with seditious intention, at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court. He denied any wrongdoing.

Ceesay’s defence team earlier urged and failed to get the lower court to grant him bail.

He was remanded at Mile 2 prison on 5 August 2015, after the lower court in Banjul refused him bail.

Ceesay’s lawyers are Kombeh Gaye-Coker and Segga Gaye, and his bail application at the high court is expected to be heard this week.

The trial magistrate, in his ruling, said the court would exercise its discretion against the accused person to allow the investigations to be completed.

The matter was then adjourned for hearing on 18 August 2015.

The police prosecutors accused Abdoulie Ceesay that on 16 July 2015, in Banjul and diverse places in The Gambia, he distributed pictures of President Yahya Jammeh, to one Zainab Koneh and Fatou A. Drammeh through his Africell mobile Sim card, showing a gun pointed at the President, with the intention to raise discontent, hatred or disaffection among the inhabitants of The Gambia, and thereby committed an offence.