3 Zimbas freed

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Bundung Magistrates Court, presided over by Acting Principal Magistrate Kumba Sillah-Camara, on Tuesday discharged Muhammad Faal, Ebrima Sanyang and Dawda Jawla, three of the four zimbas who who were jointly charged with the murder of the late Ebrima Morro Ndure on July 26, during a Zimba cultural performance at the Bundung  Mauritanie Junction.

Appearing before the court, Police Prosecutor ASP Camara, first applied to the court under Section 169, subsection 18 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) to amend the charge sheet from murder to the lesser charge of manslaughter.  Secondly, ASP Camara filed another application under Section 68 of the CPC to withdraw from the charge sheet the names of Muhammad Faal, Ebrima Sanyang and Dawda Jawla.  

According to him, the development came as a result of the recommendation of the Investigating Police Officer (IPO). He added that only Alieu Faal, alias Boy Narr, would stand trial.

Lawyer Edu Gomez, who represented the first, second and fourth accused persons and who also held brief for his colleague, Lawyer Jobarteh, raised no objection to the two applications filed by the prosecutor.

Lawyer Gomez then urged the court to acquit and discharge the three accused persons.  Magistrate Kumba Sillah-Camara thus granted the application of the police prosecutor.

Magistrate Sillah-Camara further ruled that Alieu Faal alias Boy Narr be sent back to Mile II State Central Prison.

The case continues on October 15.

Author: by Salifu M. Touray & Ebrima Kanuteh