Bakau residents charged with multiple offences granted bail

Dec 14, 2022, 9:35 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

 Bakau residents were yesterday granted bail by Principal Magistrate Omar Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

This followed an application made by Commission A. Sanneh for the court not to grant bail to the accused persons. The defense counsel, Kadijatou Jallow, replied to the objection made by the prosecution not to grant bail to the accused. She urged the court to grant bail to the accused.  

The defense was successful in their argument for the court to grant bail to the accused. As a result, the presiding magistrate granted them bail in the sum of D250,000 each with two Gambian sureties who should deposit their ID cards with the registrar of the court. They should also swear to an affidavit of means. The accused persons should make themselves available to the court when needed.

They were on the 5th December, 2022, charged on seven counts of conspiracy to commit felony contrary to Section 368 of the Criminal Code, preventing or obstructing the making of proclamation contrary to Section 75 of the Criminal Code, rioters injuring buildings and machinery contrary to Section 77 of the Criminal Code, threatening violence contrary to Section 84 of the Criminal Code, common nuisance contrary to Section 160 of the Criminal Code, idle and disorderly contrary to Section 166 of the Criminal Code and rioting after proclamation contrary to Section 74 of the Criminal Code.

Amadou Faye, Momodou Jallow, Amadou Jallow, Muhammed Jallow, Salihena Conteh, Sory Camara, Lamin Samura, Mustapha Sanneh, Musa Dampha, Lamin Jawo, Samba Jallow, Pa Lamin Janneh, Alieu Sainey Sanyang, Pa Modou Jatta, Lamin Jammeh, Muhammed Faal, Lamin Saho, Momodou Gassama, Alpha Camara, Lamin Sillah, Mass Suso, Omar Camara, Momodou Salieu Jallow, Baba Sarr, Ousman Ceesay, Ebrima Daffeh, Ebrima Mboob, Alieu Jallow, Mam Ngorr Ceesay, Malick Njie, Andala Ndow, Pa Ali Jammeh and Muhammed Davies denied the allegations.

When the case was mentioned yesterday, Commissioner A. Sanneh told the court that he was applying to amend the charge sheet. His application was granted and Dodou Kassa Jatta’s name was added to the charge sheet.  The new charge sheet was then read to him and he pleaded not guilty to all the eight counts. The eighth count was also read to the rest of the accused who pleaded not guilty.

The case was adjourned to the 27th December, 2022, for the prosecution to call their witnesses to tell the court what exactly happened on the 1st December, 2022, which warranted the police to drag the accused persons to court.