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Published On: Tue, Nov 14th, 2023

State Urges Court To Dismiss Bail Application Filed By Second Accused Amie Bojang

State counsel E.R Dunga In their letter of response to defense lawyer’s bail application in regards to   Amie Bojang, the second accused in the Sukuta Jabang Traffic Lights shooting murder trial rejected the application and urged Justice Ebrima Jaiteh to dismiss it.State Counsel Dunga, in her written response to the application filed by the second accused’s lawyer said, “We urge this court to dismiss the application made by counsel because as a matter of fact…. Section 99 of the Criminal Code does not avail. As it’s clear from the section the applicant cannot be granted bail”.The application filed by counsel for the second accused on the 6 November 2023 was whether the applicant is entitled to bail pending the hearing and determination of the main trial. “The applicant contended that section 99 of the Criminal Code insinuates that bail is at the discretion of the court, however this section is clear. The discretion of the court to grant bail is not for persons charged with offences that carry punishment of life imprisonment or death. We therefore submit that the Applicant is not entitled to bail due to the punishment attached to the alleged offence she is charged with,” the state counsel pointed out.Amie Bojang is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder under Section 202 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 10:01, Vol. III, Laws of the Gambia. She is accused of aiding the first accused, Ousainou Bojang, in evading punishment for an alleged offense at the Sukuta Jabang Traffic light shooting incident.  The matter was later adjourned to 20th November 2023 for ruling on the eligibility of the second accused for bail.

 

 

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