The 16 young people who were arrested near the Serekunda market on Tuesday,10th September, were arraigned at the Kanifing Magistrate's court before Magistrate M.L.K. Bojang on Thursday,12th September, and charged with common nuisance contrary to section 160 of the Criminal Code, Cap 10 Volume 3 Laws of The Gambia. The names of the accused persons read before the court are Baba Jaiteh, Babucarr Ceesay, Basiru Bah, Saidou Jah, Omar Ann, Alpha Nyokeh, Ahmadou Tijan Jallow, Alpha Omar Jallow, Balla Sarr, Momodou Lamin Fatty, Lamin Saine, Yankuba Keita, Musa Jobe, Ebrima Ndaw, Braham Mbowe and Babucarr Jobe.
According to the particulars of offence, the above named persons on 11th of September,2013 at Serekunda market and its diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality of the republic of the Gambia, gathered themselves within the premises of the said market obstructing or causing inconvenience to the public in exercise of their common rights, without authority, thereby committed an offence.
However, all the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge. At this juncture, the prosecuting officer, Inspector M. Kanteh, applied for an adjournment as the prosecution witnesses were not present in court.
The matter was then adjourned to the 18th of September,2013 for continuation.