#Article (Archive)

Suspect arraigned for allegedly escaping from lawful custody

Aug 31, 2015, 10:44 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

A man called Ebrima Sowe was recently arraigned before Magistrate Mbye of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with escaping from lawful custody and stealing.

He denied the charge and was granted court bail of D25,000 with a Gambian surety who must deposit an ID card.

The charge in count one stated that on 26 May 2015, at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court in the Kanifing Municipality, while under lawful custody of the police, under a charge of attempting to commit a felony, managed to escape from such custody.

Count two stated that on 24 August 2015, at Serrekunda in the Kanifing Municipality, he stole some pairs of shoes valued at D2,000, being the property of one Sheikh Jallow.

Hearing continues on 31 August 2015.