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U-turn in trial of six alleged protesters

Jul 12, 2016, 1:56 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Isatou Saidy, Lele Bojang, Kaddy Samatah, Fatoumatta Sarr and Amie Touray, who showed up at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court to answer criminal charges against them, were yesterday 11 July 2016 whisked away by police officers in a police vehicle when they stepped out of the courtroom.

This development followed the adjournment of the case until 12 July 2016, when Magistrate Abeke informed the court that he was supposed to report at the High Court concerning a judgment he delivered.

The accused persons were charged with conspiracy, unlawful assembly, riot, incitement of violence, riotously interfering with vehicles, holding procession without permit and disobeying an order to disperse from an unlawful procession.

They denied the allegations, and were subsequently granted bail.

During the last sitting, Sukai Dahaba was not present in court and, as a result, the magistrate ordered the arrest of her surety who was to be brought to court.

The accused persons were represented by lawyer Amie Jobe, and the state was represented by Sheriff Kumba Jobe and A. Sambou.