Police prosecutors alleged that on 4 July 2014, Boro Susso caused the death of Isatou Senghore due to his ‘rash manner’ at Hagan Street in Banjul while driving a private car.
The charge also indicated ‘negligence’ but this was challenged by the lawyer for the accused Ousainou Darboe before his client could take his plea. “The prosecutor should tell us whether my client is charged with rash act or negligent act,” he demanded to know. This prompted the magistrate to ask the prosecutor what specifically the accused was charged with.
At that juncture, the prosecutor, Corporal Saja Sanyang, applied to omit the word ‘negligence’ before the accused enters his plea.
After denying the allegation, Lawyer Darboe applied to the court for the accused to be released on bail. “He has been in custody since the day of the incident. He will appear to face trial whenever he is needed. He is Gambian and deeply-rooted and is capable of providing sureties.”
Police prosecutor Sanyang did not object to bail for Mr Susso saying, “I leave it to the discretion of the court to exercise it judiciously,” he said. Mr Susso was then granted bail in the sum of D200,000 by Magistrate Hilary Abeke.]]>