One Modou Cham, a sixty year old Senegalese businessman was on Monday, 23rd March 2015 arraigned before the High Court in Banjul, presided over by Justice Simeon Ateh Abi on a single charge of rape.

According to the statement of offence, the accused is charged with rape, contrary to section 121 of the Criminal code cap 10 vol 3,laws of The Gambia and punishable under section 122 of the Criminal code cap 10 vol 3 ,laws of The Gambia.

The particulars of the said offence disclosed that on or about the 27th November, 2014 at number 19 Long Street in Banjul, the accused had an unlawful carnal knowledge of a 13 year-old-girl. However, Cham denied the charge and the matter was adjourned to the 16th April, 2015 for the prosecution to open its case by calling its’ witnesses.

by Sidiq Asemota