Man in court for ‘stealing’ fish valued at D37,000


By Aisha Tamba

One Alieu Ngum was Monday arraigned before principal magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie at the Kanifing court for allegedly breaking in and stealing fish worth D37,000.

Ngum reportedly stole the fish from Sulayman Conteh, a fish vendor at the fish landing site in Bakau.


Ngum is standing trial on two counts; stealing and wilful damage of property all contrary to laws of The Gambia.

Prosecutor ML Correh representing the IGP told the court that Alieu Ngum on 28th August 2021, at Bakau beach, stole fish from a refrigerator owned by Sulayman Conteh valued at D37,000. “For count two, he wilfully damaged a refrigerator valued at D5,000 by breaking it with his hands,” he narrated.

Reacting to the charge, the accused pleaded not guilty to both counts.

He was granted bail in the sum of D45, 000 with two Gambian sureties and should report to police every week.

The case has been adjourned to 14th September 2021.