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Kumba Sinyan’s Case Adjourned To Tuesday

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Kumba Sinyan, suspect in the  alleged killing of one Lamarana Jallow at the Friendship Hostel in Bakau 

By Buba Gagigo

The case of Kumba Sinyan standing trial for allegedly killing one Lamarana Jallow believed to be her boyfriend has been adjourned to 1st November 2022.

The 25-year-old business lady alleged to have murdered one Lamarana Jallow, was first arraigned before Principal Magistrate, Omar Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on 19th September 2022; but the case was transferred to the Special Criminal Division of the High Court, as the Magistrates’ Court lacks the powers to hear murder cases.

The transfer followed the Prosecution’s application for the case to be transferred to the Higher Court for want of jurisdiction and for the accused to be remanded until her appearance in the High Court.

When the matter was called today for hearing, the State CounselAssis Saho sought for adjournment saying, it’s a matter before the police and it’s from the Magistrates’ Court.

He said the State has received a file and is working on to prepare a bill of indictment, and that they are not ready with the bill of indictment; thus, they sought for a shorter adjournment for them to prepare a bill of indictment.

His request was granted by the Presiding Judge, Seedy Jobarteh who said since there’s no bill of indictment filled by the State, she would accept the State Counsel’s request to adjourn the case.

The Presiding Judge Jobarteh  then  adjourned to Tuesday, 1st November at 12:30pm for the State to file a bill of indictment.

The Judge further asked the accused person whether she (Kumba Sinyan) has a lawyer and the accused replied that her family is working on getting her a lawyer.

Meanwhile,the PRO of the Gambia Police Force, Cadet Assistant Superintendent Binta Njie Jatta previously told Kerr Fatou previously that their investigation into the matter revealed that the suspect and the victim were said to be in a relationship and that some “glitches” occurred in their relationship, which led to the suspected murder of the victim.

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