Eight executive members of the Operation 3 Years Jotna were on Tuesday arraigned before Justice Amina Saho-Ceesay of the High Court in Banjul. The case called for a bail hearing but was later adjourned to Thursday, 6th January 2020.
The eight accused persons; Abdou Njie, Ebrima Kitim Jarjue, Sheriffo Sonko, Hagi Suwaneh, Fanta Mballow, Karim Touray, Yankuba Darboe and Muctarr Ceesay, are standing trial on three-count charges of criminal damage, unlawful assembly and rioting, contrary to the Criminal Code, Laws of The Gambia, Vol.10:01 , 2009.
When then case was called, State prosecutor Patrick Gomez requested for the case to be adjourned until Thursday to enable him to review the case file.
The team of defence counsel represented by Lawyer Rachel Mendy objected to this, saying there is nothing before the court that warrants an adjournment and that, the prosecutor’s excuse should not be accepted.
The accused persons were denied bail and the presiding Judge adjourned the case to Thursday for a bail hearing. She ordered that the accused persons be remanded at the State Central prison at Mile II, pending the bail hearing.
Written by The Digest