D1M bail bond for timber dealers
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Principal magistrate Hilary Abeke of the
Brikama Magistrates’ Court on Monday 30th April 2012 granted bail to two timber
dealers namely Lamin Manga and Abdou Kujabi in the tune of D1 million dalasis
each. The duo are standing trail for two counts of rogues with vagabond all
contrary to the Laws of the Gambia.
On count one, the particulars of offence revealed that on or about 13th December 2010 between 17:00-18:00 hours in the evening at the border checkpoint in Dimbaya village in the West Coast Region, the two accused persons forcefully demanded the sum of three hundred dalasis (D300) being payment levied on the transportation of timbers from Casamance in the Republic of Senegal into The Gambia, a conduct which is likely to cause the breach of the peace and thereby committed an offence.
two, the particulars of offence stated that on same day, place and time the two
accused persons jointly mounted road block along the road of Dimbaya by
obstructing the movement of vehicles, an act which was for an illegal or
disorderly purpose, thereby committed an offence.
When the charge sheet was read to the accused persons they both pleaded not guilty to the offence level against them and applied for bail since the offence is a billable one. The first accused person told the court that since the day of their arrest in 2010 they have not seen their families adding that he has three wives and each wife has four children.
The police prosecutor, Corporal 2294 Jammeh did not oppose the bail application. The presiding magistrate granted bail to the accused persons accordingly.
Author: Lama S. Jallow