Gambia issues arrest warrant for those involved in State House attacks

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The Banjul High Court presided over by Justice Abi yesterday issued an arrest warrant for nine Gambians allegedly involved in the December 30 (2014) attack on the State House in Banjul.

The accused persons are Cherno Njie, Mustapha Faal, Alhajie Saidy Barrow, Papa Faal, Baboucarr Bai Lowe, Musa Sarr, Landing Sonko, Lamin Njie and Aisha Jallow.

They were indicted on eight counts ranging from treason, concealment of treason, offences related to mutiny, mutiny, and aiding and abetting mutiny.

When the case was called, DPP SH Barkhum applied for an arrest warrant to be issued by the court for the accused to appear in court.

In his ruling, the trial judge said in view of the application made by the DPP, the order is hereby made directing the IGP, Interpol and any other relevant authorities or personnel to arrest the accused persons or any of them wherever they may be and produce them before the court to answer charges against them.

 

The case was adjourned to 13 May 2015.

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