Babylon “Alkalo” Granted bail


By Sarjo Camara- Singateh The “Alkalo” of Babylon in Kombo North, Mr. lamin Jargue was grantedLamin Jarju bail on Monday 14 September 2015 after spending two weeks in remand following his indictment by the state on one count charge. The presiding magistrate Hilary Abeke of Brikama Magistrates’ Court finally granted the accused bail when the prosecuting officer, Touray did not make any objection to the bail application filed by the defence counsel. His counsel, Mr Borry Touray had applied to the court for Mr Jarjue to be granted bail after spending two weeks in remand. Defence counsel Touray submitted that his client is shouldering a lot of family responsibility and has three wives. He further submitted that the offence for which he is charged with is a misdemeanour, and secondly it is a bailable offence. He urged the court to grant his client bail. He argued that since the arrest of the accused “the State has had enough time on their side to do investigation”. According to the statement of offence, Mr. Lamin Jarjue is charged with disobedience to lawful order contrary to section 116 of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Vol 111 Laws of The Gambia. The particulars of offence is that Lamin Jarjue sometime in the month of August 2015 at Makumbaya Village, Kombo North, West Coast Region in the Republic of the Gambia, disobeyed the lawful orders of the District Chief of Kombo North, thereby committed an offence. The case was adjourned till 28 September, 2015. Sources informed this reporter that the prosecution may file another charge against Mr. Lamin Jarjue on the adjourned date.  ]]>