Aug 13, 2020, 11:23 AM
Lamin Darboe was on Wednesday reinstated as executive director of National Youth Council following his sacking in June.
The bill of indictment presented recently at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court by Inspector Jallow indicated that Mustapha Corr and Demba Jobe on the 17th day of January, 2021, at Kololi, in the Kanifing Municipality of the Republic of The Gambia, jointly and severally raped the woman by intoxicating her with liquor which mentally incapacitated her and had carnal knowledge of her without her consent.
“How do you plead?” the interpreter asked Mustapha Corr, after reading the charge sheet to the accused persons.
“I am not guilty,” he responded.
“Demba Jobe, are you guilty or not?” asked the interpreter.
“I deny the allegation,” he answered.
Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie subsequently granted the accused persons bail in the sum of D150,000 each with two Gambian sureties who should swear to an affidavit of means and deposit their ID cards with the registrar of the court.
Inspector Jallow on the 31stMarch, 2021, called the first witness, the woman herself, to tell the court what transpired between her and the accused persons and how it happened. She made some revelations before the court.
The presiding magistrate adjourned the matter until the 20thApril, 2021, for the witness to continue her evidence-in-chief.
Banjul, 7 July 2021: The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Monday 5 July 2021, had a flurry of diplomatic engagements with diplomats representing France, Nigeria and the Executive Secretary of Senegalo-Gambia Permanent Secretariat.
The Court of Appeal has ordered for the criminal case involving ex-DG NIA Yankuba Badjie and eight others to continue after 11 months of delay.