Saturday, September 19, 2020

Soldier Caught With Suspected Cannabis in Foni Charged

Must Read

Road To 3rd Republic: Halifa Explains Procedures Undertaken By CRC To Chart The Way Forward

By Momodou Jarju The national assembly member for Serrekunda has used part of his debate-time on The Gambia Promulgation Bill...

RE: President Adama Barrow Relaxes Nightly Curfew and Market Restrictions, Public Health Regulations Remain In Force

At the expiration of the State of Public Emergency by midnight tonight, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, has decided...

33 New Cases of COVID-19 Registered, No New Death

By Nelson Manneh The Gambia has registered thirty-three new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19...

By Mustapha Jallow

Lance Corporal Nuha Conteh, a soldier who was caught with suspected cannabis has been charged and will be arraigned before the Brikama Magistrate’s Court on the 14th July 2020, Drug Law Enforcement Agency spokesperson confirmed to this paper.

Conteh is also alleged to have opened fire at Kalagi Police station and escaped when the police tried to arrest him.

Ousman Saidybah, DLEAG spokesperson said the soldier has since been granted bail and is now awaiting trial.

He added: “He is on bail. When this case happened, the courts were not sitting – and Mile II prisons were also not receiving detainees or remanded prisoners due to COVID-19.’’

- Advertisement -

He explained that the soldier was able to fulfill his bail condition. He said the soldier was granted bail because the agency couldn’t detain him beyond seventy-two hours.

“He is waiting for his appearance on the 14th July,’’ Saidybah said.

Readers would recall that Conteh was handed over to the DLEAG for prosecution after GAF completed its investigation on the case on 2nd June. He spent days before being released on bail.

The state guard soldier was arrested on 28th April, at around 8pm, by state security agents at the Kalagi Police Check-Point for trafficking cannabis. He was taken to a charge office where he allegedly pulled out a pistol and opened fire in the air which paved way for his escape.

Conteh was rearrested by the military police upon reporting to work at state house in Banjul on 4th May. He was later detained at Fajara Barracks, where he spent 31 days before being handed over to anti-narcotic agents.

Latest News

Road To 3rd Republic: Halifa Explains Procedures Undertaken By CRC To Chart The Way Forward

By Momodou Jarju The national assembly member for Serrekunda has used part of his debate-time on The Gambia Promulgation Bill...
- Advertisement -

RE: President Adama Barrow Relaxes Nightly Curfew and Market Restrictions, Public Health Regulations Remain In Force

At the expiration of the State of Public Emergency by midnight tonight, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, has decided to relax the night curfew...

33 New Cases of COVID-19 Registered, No New Death

By Nelson Manneh The Gambia has registered thirty-three new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the...

SoNA 2020: Barrow Assures Gambians General Elections Will Be Conducted in 2021

By Momodou Jarju President Adama Barrow has assured Gambians that his-led administration is committed to the conducting of the 2021 general elections. He said this while...

What Did Speaker Denton tells the National Assembly members on the impasse regarding media coverage of the sittings?

In her opening remarks, the Speaker indicated that she would like to inform the members the issue raised by the member for Serrekunda regarding...
- Advertisement -

People Also Read This