Magistrate Threatens to Revoke Alleged Drug Peddler’s Bail

Magistrate Threatens to Revoke Alleged Drug Peddler’s Bail

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Magistrate Kebba Baldeh of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court yesterday threatened to revoke the bail of one Abdoulie Ceesay should he fail to appear in court.

Ceesay is the first accused person in the trial in which he is battling against a charge of drug possession, alongside Modou Jobe, Lamin Mendy, Siaka Langly and Ebrima Manneh.

Prosecution alleged to have them in possession of 33g and 700mg of Cannabis sativa on or about 7th March 2014 on Haddinton Street in Banjul. The act contravenes Section 35(1)(a) of the 2003 Drug Control Act.

When the case was called, the Drug Law Enforcement Agency of The Gambia’s prosecutor, Inspector OS Jallow, said Ceesay was not available in court, saying it was him (Ceesay) who has been complaining that the matter has been failing to proceed.

He submitted that if Ceesay or any of his co-accused persons is absent in the next adjourned date, a bench warrant would be issued for their arrest.

The presiding magistrate further ruled that if Ceesay is absent in the next adjourned date, his bail would be revoked.

The case is adjourned to 28th September, 2016.

by Awa Gassama