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New bail condition for accused persons

Oct 11, 2010, 12:29 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Muhammed Camara and Oumie Camara were on 7 October 2010 handed new bail conditions by Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

The duo are standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy to defraud, stealing and making or having implement for forgery. Both denied the charges.

The particulars of offence in count one indicated that the accused on 14th August 2010 at Bakoteh stole $8000 from Ebrima Bah.

Count two also stated that the accused persons on the same day and place jointly and unlawfully stole $8000 being the property of Ebrima Bah.

Count three stated that the accused person had in their possession a bundle of black papers cut into size of currency notes. 

According to Magistrate Tabally the earlier bail condition set for the accused on 20th September 2010 was insufficient in the court’s opinion.

The bail condition was set at the sum of D500,000 with a Gambian surety who must swear to an affidavit of means.

He said this was insufficient in the view of the amount involved, and the serious nature of the alleged offence committed.

Consequently, the magistrate set a new bail condition in the sum of D750,000 each with two Gambians sureties, all of whom must have landed property of that value within the Greater Banjul Area, and the title deeds be deposited with the registrar of the court.

Police prosecutor Inspector Mballow applied for an adjournment to enable him called his witnesses, which was granted, and the case adjourned to 12th October 2010 for continuation.