9th Accused in Solo Sandeng Murder Case Granted Bail

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Justice Kumba Sillah Camara of the Banjul High Court Tuesday afternoon, April 18, granted bail to Mr. Lamin Lang Sanyang, the ninth accused person standing trial with the former NIA Director General and seven others allegedly involved in the murder of Solo Sandeng, a political activist who was tortured to death.

Barrister Dayoh M. S Dago, lawyer of the ninth accused person in his submissions said the application was filed on the 11th April. He said the affidavits before the court was signed by one Mr. Darboe, cousin to the accused. He urged the court to grant the bail application pending on the outcome of the case.

The State Prosecutor, M. B Abubakr did not object to the bail application made by the accused lawyer.

The court in granting the bail application quoted sections 19 (1) and 24 of the 1997 Constitution and section 99 Criminal Code Procedure.

“The offenses are bailable provided that he will not jump bail,” Justice Kumba Sillah Camara said.

The ninth accused who was a medic at the National Intelligence Agency NIA at the time of Solo Sandeng’s death was accused of signing his death certificate. He was given a bail bond of D500, 000.00 with two Gambian sureties with landed properties worth of the said amount within the Greater Banjul Area. The sureties were to submit all documents including their valued properties to the office of the Registrar of High Court.

Meanwhile, the accused was ordered to surrender all his documents including passport, ID Card and other traveling documents to the Registrar of the Banjul High Court. The case was adjourned to April 24, 2017.

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