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Published On: Tue, Nov 21st, 2023

Justice Jaiteh Dismisses Bail Application Filed By Second Accused AmieBojang

Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court of the Gambia, yesterday dismissed
the bail application filed by second accused Amie Bojang, in the Sukuta
Jabang traffic lights murder trial.


Amie Bojang is accused of accessory after the fact to murder as she was
alleged to have assisted Ousainou Bojang to escape from being caught.


In delivering judgment, the trial Judge disclosed that after carefully perusing
the affidavits in support of the bail application and the affidavit in opposition
filed by the state, the court takes issues like the nature of the charge, the
severity of the punishment, the quality of the evidence available, the likelihood
of the accused jumping bail or interfering with witnesses into consideration
when granting bail.


The trial Judge further disclosed that section 202 of the Criminal Code states
that a person who becomes an accessory after the fact of murder commits a
felony and is liable on conviction to life imprisonment.


He stated that accessory after the fact of murder is a serious offence and the
court may exercise it discretion in the granting of bail for offences that are
punishable with death or imprisonment for life.


The trial Judge pointed out that the Applicant in her supporting affidavit
averred that she is asthmatic and suffering from hypertension.
The judge said the applicant did not establish special or exceptional
circumstances to be considered in granting of bail to her.


Justice Ebrima Jaiteh refused granting bail to the applicant and accordingly
dismissed the application for bail.


Meanwhile, the trial Judge ordered that the Director General of Mile 2 Central
Prisons to provide medical services and attention to Amie Bojang as to when it
is necessary and expedient to do so.

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