Six people who are charged for their alleged involvement in the 2nd June riot at Kanilai have each been granted D500, 000 bail by Magistrate Faal at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court yesterday. They were arraigned before the court on Tuesday where the first set of thirteen accused persons, also charged for their involvement in the same incident were granted each equal bail sum.
Modou Lamin Manga and five others are paraded on charges of unlawful assembly and four charges of incitement of violence which they denied responsibility reports the Daily Observer in his Legal Matters columns.
Sergeant Jammeh said the confrontation resulted in the loss of life of one individual while several others sustained injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment at Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul.
According to him, the situation has caused public, fear and anxiety within Kanilai and the environs. He urged the court to use its corner-stone of justice to judicially and judiciously exercise its discretion by remanding the accused persons in custody and for public safety.
Defence counsel Ebrahim Jallow urged the court to use its discretion and grant the accused person bail, maintaining that the offenses they are charged with, have no prove.
Magistrate Faal granted the defence application and granted each of the accused persons D500, 000 with one surety who must deposit their national identification cards or a title deed with the court registrar. The matter is adjourned to 20th June.