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APRC’s Omar Touray finally released on bail

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By Tabora Bojang

A magistrate’s court in Brikama yesterday finally released Omar Touray.
The Gunjur native, believed to be an APRC supporter, was arrested in June and charged with seditious intention.

Prosecutors said he uttered a statement saying the president of the Republic is a ‘hypocrite and a liar knowing fully such utterances are likely going to cause contempt and incitement of violence.’
When the case was called before magistrate Omar Cham in a packed court room, prosecutors craved the indulgence of the court for an adjournment in order to seek advice from the AGs Chambers to enable them ‘put their house in order’.

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However, after meeting his bail condition of D1M plus two Gambian sureties, Mr Touray walked away free.
A smiling Touray was later seen hugging well wishers and family outside the court room and taking group photos.

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