10 alleged prostitutes set free

Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Magistrate Pa Harry Jammeh of the Kanifing Magistrate’s Court, yesterday cautioned and discharged 10 alleged sex workers, who were earlier charged with roques and vagabonds, and subsequently remanded at the State Central Prisons in Mile II, on Friday.

Handing down his ruling, Magistrate Jammeh warned the alleged sex workers to be careful, saying “you all pleaded not guilty and it’s possible that you are not sex workers. But you were arrested at wrong places at a wrong time,” he told them.

Heaving spent days in prisons, Magistrate Jammeh told the court that he has freed the accused persons. He then cautioned and discharged them accordingly.

In a related development, Magistrate Abdoulie Mbacke of the Kanifing Magistrate’s Court, has granted bail to one Josephine Maka, an alleged sex worker to a fine of D500, or a Gambian surety with a landed property in KSMD.

It could be noted that Josephine was last Friday, brought before Magistrate Mbacke, on charges of rogues and vagabonds, contrary to Section 167(d) of the Criminal Code.

During her first appearance, she pleaded not guilty. Lawyer Edu Gomez represents the accused.
Author: Written by Lamin Njie & Buya Jammeh
Source: The Daily Observer
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