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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Lang Conteh granted D2 million bail

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The court further required Mr Conteh to provide two Gambian sureties with valid identity cards one of whom should deposit a compound document situated within the Greater Banjul Area. Mr Conteh was also ordered to surrender his passport and any other travel document in order to have a temporary release from state custody. 

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His bail came after his lawyer, Lamin Mboge renewed his bail application following the prosecution’s application for an adjournment before Magistrate Lamin Mbye.

Lang Conteh who was in state custody since January this year according to his lawyer was denied bail by Magistrate Hillary Abeke on July 7 and was remanded at the Mile 2 Central Prison.

“In light of the reasons given by the prosecution with regard to an adjournment, this court is in line to grant the application for bail considering the nature of the offence the accused is facing,“ he averred. “On the issue of bail of the accused person, I hereby grant bail to the accused in the sum of D2,000,000.”

Mr Conteh was arraigned on July 7 on a single count of theft. He is accused of stealing D1,538,  804.95 from Kanilai Family Farm. He pleaded not guilty.

Earlier in the proceeding, police prosecutor, Sub-Inspector Alpha Badjie told the court that he cannot proceed with the case. “The case file has been sent to the Attorney General’s Chambers for legal advice and has not been sent back. We were promised today, but we have not received it yet,” he said. The case is adjourned to 11 August for hearing.

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