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Robbery suspects arraigned

Aug 20, 2014, 9:59 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

Ousman Sonko and Omar Ceesay were recently arraigned before Magistrate Jobarteh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with robbery.

The charge sheet read that on 14 August 2014, between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., at Sanghai New Jeshwang, in the Kanifing Municipality, jointly robbed one Miss Anna Mendy of her lady’s bag containing the following: cash of D1,500, two mobile phones valued at D4,000 and pair of shoes valued at D775.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Jarju, applied for the case to be transferred to the Special Criminal Court by virtue of legal notice number 3 of 2009 issued by the Chief Justice that matters of such nature should be tried by the Special Criminal Court.

His application was granted and the accused persons were remanded in custody pending their arraignment before the Special Criminal Court.