Police Arraign Man for Trespassing Minister’s Sister’s Property

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By Kemeseng Sanneh (Kexx)

Alieu Aziz Jagne was arraigned before Principal Magistrate Sallah Mbye by the police on charges of trespass contrary to Section 285A (b) of the Criminal Code.

According to the particulars of the offence, the prosecution alleged that Alieu Aziz Jagne unlawfully entered the premises of Haddy Drammeh (believed to be a relative of the Minister of Fisheries Musa Drammeh) in Kololi on or around 8th of May 2024 intending to intimidate, insult and cause annoyance. He denied the charge. He was granted bail after the court overruled the police objection of the application. The bail sum was One Hundred Thousand Dalasi (D100, 000) with two (2) Gambian sureties.

The police objections were based on several reasons. One of the reasons was that the accused person and the complainant (Haddy Drammeh) are neighbours and there is a likelihood of repeating or committing the same offence if granted bail. The police also expressed doubts about the accused potentially leaving the country if granted bail as he’s not residing in the country. The police also stated that the accused person might interfere with the witnesses. Lawyer Junkung Jobarteh, who represented the accused person, argued that the charge is bailable and the accused person was entitled to bail. He opposed all the grounds the police raised in their objections.

Last Sunday, a video surfaced online showing Aziz Jagne with a mobile phone and filming a property of a lady with the claim that the property belongs to a cabinet minister. The video captured the compound alleging that the Minister is the owner of the property. He further alleged that it was built by the Chinese. The video, which spread so fast online, also showed four cars in the premises. Shortly after this, news spread online regarding the arrest of Aziz Jagne. The cabinet minister is reportedly preparing a legal suit against him.

Each of the sureties was commanded to provide their National ID cards and phone numbers to the registrar. The accused was also instructed to deposit his travelling documents to the registrar. The case will be coming on the 28 May 2024 for hearing.

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