Aug 9, 2023, 12:35 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

23 youths arraigned for disorderly conduct

Alpha Dampha, Janko Sanyang, Babucarr Secka, Arfang Badjie, Ebrima Camara, Wa Saidyba, Alieu Khan, Malick Nyang, Muhammed Jobe, Pierre Jatta, Papa Khan, Ebrima Jallow, Musa Sallah, Ebrima Camara, Lamin Manka, Macho Ceesay, Babucarr Jallow, Yerro Saiday, Abdoulie Dibba, Musa Saidykhan, Alpha Omar Jallow, Sheikh Tijan Faye and Muhammed Touray were yesterday arraigned before Principal Magistrate Omar Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court and charged on two counts of idle and disorderly contrary to Section 166( C ) of the Criminal Code and common nuisance contrary to Section 160( 1 ) of the Criminal Code.

Prosecutors alleged that the accused persons in the month of August, 2023, at Serrekunda and diverse places, in the Kanifing Municipality of the Republic of The Gambia, they, while in a public place, conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace.

They were also alleged to have obstructed or caused annoyance and inconvenience in exercise of a common right. They denied any wrongdoing.

ASP Oley Bobb, the prosecuting officer, objected to bail for the accused persons. She stated that if they were granted bail, they would continue causing havoc to the society. She further argued that the accused would go on the rampage and would not allow their community to have a peace of mind. “I urge the court not to grant them bail but remand them at Mile 2 Prison, pending the hearing of the case,” she told the court.

However, the accused persons appealed to the court to grant them bail. They posited that the offences they were charged with are bailable.

At this juncture, the presiding magistrate adjourned the case until the 17th August, 2023, to rule whether they would be granted bail or not.


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