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PIA 23 case struck out

Oct 15, 2012, 11:02 AM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Magistrate Dawda Jallow of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court Thursday struck out the case involving students and staff of the President’s International Award, who were charged with unlawful assembly.

This followed the application made by the prosecuting officer, Inspector A. Jammeh, to withdraw the matter from the court.

In his application, prosecutor Jammeh told the court that he received a letter from the Office of the President through the IGP, requesting for the withdrawal of the case.

He applied to tender the copy of the letter sent to him, and it was marked as an exhibit.

“I am applying under section 68 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) to withdraw this matter from the court,” said Inspector Jammeh.

The trial magistrate granted the application, and accordingly discharged the accused persons.

According to the particulars of offence on count one, the accused persons on 10 May 2012, at the President’s International Award at Bakau in the Kanifing Municipality, conspired to riot against the re-instatement of Abdoulie Bah, acting CEO of the said institution.

Count two stated that the accused persons on the same date and in the place conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace.

Count three stated that the accused persons on the same date and in the same place with intent to commit a felony, assembled at the same place to demonstrate without a permit from the office of the Inspector General of Police.