By Landing Ceesay
The Office of the Attorney General has today submitted a bill of indictment to the High Court of the Gambia against Sainabou Mbye and 2 Others.
“The state has just submitted a bill of indictment,” Kerr Fatou has been reliably informed.
The accused persons previously applied to be granted unconditional bail, as the State was yet to file an indictment against them; but their bail application was rejected by Sidi K. Jobarteh of the High Court of the Gambia
Justice Jobarteh said the bail application of the trio lacks merits.
Prior to the filing of the indictment by the State today, Kerr Fatou was yesterday informed that the Prosecution has until today (19th August 2022) to file a bill of the indictment as ordered by Justice Jobarteh; else the accused persons would be granted bail.
The ex-wife of remanded Bob Keita, Sainabou Mbye, Cherno Mbye, and Kibili Dambelly are charged with manslaughter contrary to section 186 of Criminal Code Cap: 10.01 Vol.III, Laws of the Gambia 2009.
The particulars of the offence stated that Sainabou Mbye, Cherno Mbye, and Kibili Dambelly, on or about the 3rd day of July 2022, at Kanifing and diverse places in the Republic of the Gambia, by unlawful act or omission, amounting to culpable negligence, left one Muhammad Mbye, a two-year-old boy resident of Brusubi inside a car which caused his death, thereby committed an offence.