By Amadou M Jadama
The trial of the alleged Kanilai protesters yesterday failed to proceed before the Magistrate’s Court in Brikama.
When the case was called, the police prosecutor Inspector Karafa Gibba informed the court that their case file is at the Attorney General’s Chambers.
“Your worship our file is with the AG Chambers upon their request, therefore we are asking for two weeks adjournment,” Inspector Gibba told the court.
The accused persons were present in court yesterday except the 5th accused Samboujang Badgie, the 11th accused Assan Badgie and their Lawyer Ebrahima Jallow.
Police prosecutor has informed this paper that the two absent accused persons could not fulfill their bail conditions and are therefore remanded at Mile 2.
The case was adjourned by Principal Magistrate Omar Cham to July 4 for hearing.
The accused persons are: Ebou Beteng Sanyang, Ansu Jatta, Anthony Jammeh, Lamin Kujabi, Sambujang Badgie, Kaddy Badgie, Momodou Jang Jallow, Awa Badgie, Ebrima Jammeh, Babucarr Tamba, Assan Badgie, Cham Jarju and Saikou Omar Sanneh.
They were charged with five counts of unlawful assembly, incitement of violence, prohibition of conduct, riot and conspiracy to commit misdemeanors.
They all denied the charges and were granted bail in the sum of D500, 000 each with two Gambian sureties.