22 October 2012

Gambia: Senegalese 'Marabout' Arraigned

A Senegalese national identified as a marabout was on Thursday arraigned at the Bundung Magistrate Court charged with two counts of criminal offence ranging from obtaining money by false pretence to pretending to exercise a witch craft; both counts contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

The case was presided over by Magistrate Kijera. The particulars of the offence revealed that in the month of September, 2012 at Brusubi in the West Coast Region, the accused Sunkary Jallow took 20, 000 CFA, D24, 000, US$3, 500, D16, 000, and Euro 3, 500 from one Ndongo Kah on different dates with the pretext that he will do some marabout work for him that will make him rich when he returns to Europe; knowing such to be false, thereby committed an offence.

When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty to all of them. He was subsequently granted bail in the sum of D100, 000 with two Gambian sureties.

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