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Published On: Mon, Feb 27th, 2023

Man Convicted and Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment for Human Trafficking

The High Court in Kanifing, presided over by Hon. Justice Osei Tutu has today convicted and sentenced one Jarome Jatta to 15 years imprisonment with a fine of D100, 000 and in default to serve forty months imprisonment for human trafficking, confirms the Ministry of Justice. 

According to MoJ, Mr. Jatta was charged with conspiracy to commit felony contrary to Section 386 of the Criminal Procedure Code and acting as intermediary for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 29 (1) (3) and (b) of Trafficking in Persons Act Cap 13:04 Vol. III Laws of The Gambia. 

“This judgement is indeed a milestone and sends a clear message of Government’s zero tolerance approach to Trafficking in Persons.” Said State Counsel Rakey Duanda.

Reacting to the judgement the Solicitor General & Legal Secretary Mr. Hussein Thomasi said “we are delighted that we have been able to obtain justice for the victim of this gruesome act” 

He added that “to all traffickers and would be traffickers, this is a warning to you; the long arm of justice will surely get you one day”. He affirmed the government’s continued commitment to the Prevention, Protection, and Prosecution of all cases related to Trafficking in Persons especially women and children. 

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