Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay And Yankuba Touray Jointly Charged

Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay and Yankuba Touray both former minister of Yaya Jammeh’s regime were Friday jointly charge for allegedly interfering with a TRRC witness. The two accused person initially appeared before the Kanifing Magistrate court and were granted bail.

However, on Friday Police prosecutor, ASP Manga requested for the withdrawal of the previous charges against the accused person arguing that they have filled new amended and additional charge regarding the matter. ASP Manga also inform the court that the prosecution team wants to prosecute the two accused person in the same courtroom and therefore apply for the withdrawals of the first charge sheet.

In response to ASP Manga’s request, Magistrate P.M. Sarr granted the application and discharges the accused person on the previous charges.

Meanwhile, when the case was called before another Magistrate Isatou Janneh Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates court, ASP A. Manga and ASP Jallow announced their appearance for the IGP and Lawyers Abdoulie Sisoho L.S. Camara represented the first and second accused person.

The two accused person are now jointly charged with three criminal counts, Conspiracy to commit a felony, contrary to section 368 of the criminal code cap 10:10 volume III laws of the Gambia.

Charge sheet

Particles of offence on count one, Yankuba Touray and Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay on are about the 5th day of January 2019 at Kanifing and diverse places within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court of the Republic of the Gambia, agreed among themselves to influence, discourage or tried to stop Alagie Kanyi a potential witness from testifying and did called him for that purpose.

Statement of offence on count two is interfering with information or witness, Contrary to section 36 (a) of the TRRC Act, Laws of the Gambia 2017. Count two particles of offence, Yankuba Touray on or about the 5th day of January, 2019 at Kanifing and dives place within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court of the Gambia, with the intent to obstruct, or interfere with the work of the TRRC, called Alagie Kanyi a potential TRRC witness through your mobile number 7877948 and told him that he should not mind the commission as they cannot do anything which act suggests or amount to interfering with the work of the commission in the discharge of its functions thereby committed an offence.

Statement of offence on count three, Statement of offence on count three is interfering with information or witness, Contrary to section 36 (a) of the TRRC Act, Laws of the Gambia 2017. Count two particles of offence, Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay on about the 5th day of January, 2019 at Kanifing and dives places within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court of the Gambia, with the intent to obstruct, or interfere with the work of the TRRC, called Alagie Kanyi a potential TRRC witness through your mobile number 7877948 and told him that he should not mind the commission as they cannot do anything which act suggests or amount to interfering with the work of the commission in the discharge of its functions thereby committed an offence.

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