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Binta Jarju’s Shooter “Not Known” Driver Charged with 4 Counts


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By Sailu Bah Mustapha Njie, the driver involved in the incident leading to theBinta Jarju shooting to death of Ya Binta Jarju by a member or members of a  joint security patrol team, has finally been charged  with four counts, according to a press release issued by the police force.In the release, it is indicated that Mustapha Njie has been charged with Unlicensed Driving, Failing to Stop when required, Disobedience to Lawful Orders and Rash and Negligent Act Causing Death. Media reports have indicated that Mustapha Njie appeared before the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 17 March and pleaded guilty to two counts and not guilty to the other two counts. Meanwhile the police Public Relation Officer (PRO) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) David Kujabi was asked about the issue of the shooter who pulled the trigger leading to the death of Ya Binta. He said this cannot be determined since there were many shooters. He added that the shooters followed the protocol by first firing warning shots before aiming at the vehicle to disable it to stop. ASP Kujabi said it was unfortunate that one of the bullets hit and killed Ya Binta. Visiting  the family home of the late Ya Binta Jarju at 14 Old Perseverance Street in Banjul on Wednesday, 18 March 2015, this reporter was told by family members that they have not yet seen any delegation from the security forces  concerning the incident.]]>

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