Magistrate Fatou Darboe Jaguraga, of the Brikama Magistrate Court within the West Coast Region (WCR) the day before today remanded Saikou Lowe at Mile 2 Prison after being arraigned on fees of homicide.

The accused pleaded now not to blame to the rate.

The commentary of offence states that the accused is charged with homicide opposite to segment 187 and punishable underneath segment 188 of the felony code CAP 10:01 Volume III Laws of The Gambia, 2009.

The details of offence mentioned that the accused Saikou Lowe on third day of November 2022 at Gunjur within the West Coast Region within the Republic of The Gambia, deliberately and unlawfully with malice aforethought brought about the demise of his overdue spouse, Metta Touray, thereby dedicated an offence.

When the case was once discussed the day before today, the prosecution group led via Inspector Kemo Y. Manneh, carried out for the topic to be transferred to the High Court. Inspector Manneh trusted prison understand quantity 3 of 2009 and Section 62 of the CPC.

Manneh argued that the Justice of the Peace court docket has no jurisdiction to listen to capital offences, therefore he carried out for the topic to the High Court which has the jurisdiction to listen to such instances. He similarly carried out for the accused particular person to be remanded on the state central jail pending his look on the upper court docket.

Consequently, the presiding Justice of the Peace granted the appliance made via the prosecuting group led via Inspector Manneh. She then ordered the accused to be remanded at Mile Two Prison pending his look on the High Court.

The accused was once additionally represented via Lawyer Dodou Jeng, who made no objection to the appliance made via the prosecution.

Author: The Point