Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Two Liberians Acquitted, Deported

The Banjul Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate Taiwo Alagba on Friday acquitted and discharged two Liberian nationals and ordered for their deportation as soon as possible.
He also ordered that the $500 from a ship captain to transport the two Liberian nationals into The Gambia be given to them.
James Woyen and Sampson Montgomery all Liberian nationals were accused of entering into the Gambia through a canoe without pass or permit on the May 29, 2011 on count 1.
They were arraigned together with four Senegalese and three Gambians who were convicted to pay a fine of D5, 000 each in default to serve six months in prison with hard labour last Monday for transporting the two Liberians illegally.
Amat Njie, Malick Faye, Alieu Jallow and Abdoulie Jallow, all Senegalese, as well as Modou Trawally, Wuyeh Njie and Ansumana Bojang, all Gambians, were convicted upon their plea of guilt in conspiring to commit an offence.
“They have learned their lessons for the days they spend in remand,” the magistrate said.
 The magistrate also granted the prosecution application to order for the boat to be returned to the owners which he said is grounded at the Navy.

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