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NAPSA executive case withdrawn

Aug 3, 2011, 1:24 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The case involving three executive members of the National Patriotic Students Association (NAPSA) was Monday withdrawn at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before acting-Principal Magistrate Taiwo Alagba.

Babucarr Jallow, Denis T. Gomez and Jarga E. Gaye, all executive members of NAPSA, were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, forgery and uttering false documents.

When the case was announced, the prosecuting officer, Sgt Manga, told the court that the prosecution had received a directive from the Office of the President to withdraw the charge against the accused persons.

He said the prosecution was, therefore, applying to withdraw the case against the accused persons, which was granted by the court.

It would be recalled that Ms Fatou Yaffa, who was involved, on count one which was conspiracy, had earlier pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted and sentenced to a fine of D20,000 , in default to serve four years in prison.

The prosecution then proceeded with three accused persons until Monday, when the case was withdrawn.