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More charges against supposed Babylon Alkalo

Feb 25, 2011, 12:16 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba-Jallow

Lamin Jarju, the supposed Alkalo of Babylon village in West Coast Region, yesterday made yet another appearance at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before Principal Magistrate Baboucarr Secka, charged with another three counts of giving false information and making false documents.

Jarju, who was earlier arraigned before the court on 28th December 2010, on a charge of false representation and uttering false document, was this time around arraigned alongside one Hena Badjie. They both denied the charges.

The statement of offence on count one stated that the accused persons, on or about the 6th January 2011 at Babylon village within the jurisdiction of the West Coast Region, committed a misdemeanor namely, giving false information to a public officer.

Count two indicated that the accused persons, on the same date, month, year and the same region and village, wrote a petition to the Office of the President indicating that the Babylon case has been dragging for many years without justice, and that Lamin Jarju has been arrested severally and unlawfully detained by the NIA for 10 days in the year 2006, and was also detained and remanded for three days at Mile 2 prisons by Magistrate Pa Harry Jammeh without any reason, an information they knew to be false.

The particulars of offence on count three indicated that the accused persons, on or about the 22nd September 2010 at Lamin village within the jurisdiction of West Coast Region, falsely made minutes of a meeting held at the Kanifing Municipal Council, which they knew to be false.

Meanwhile, the accused persons were each granted bail in the sum of D100, 000 with one Gambian surety.

The case was adjourned to 15th March 2011 for hearing.