Four butchers were recently arraigned before Senior Magistrate Abdoulie Mbacke of the Kanifing Magistrates Court, charged with cheating.
According to the particulars, the first four butchers, Barra Jah, Sheikh Nyang, Momodou Yahya Bah and Momodou Bah, on September 26th at Serrekunda Market, sold meat at a price exceeding that set by President Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh.
When the charge was read to them, the four pleaded not guilty.
The case was then adjourned to September 30th when full hearing is scheduled to take place.
The four accused were granted court bail in the sum of D7000 each.
In a separate but similar case, one Abdoulie Njoll was also arraigned before the same magistrate on the same charge.
According to the particulars of the offense, Mr Njoll on September 25th at Serrekunda Market, with intend to defraud, sold meat to one Ousman Saidy at D120 (steak) instead of D80 (steak) per kilo.
He pleaded guilty. The case was then adjourned. The accused will be sentenced in the next sitting.