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State Request Sainabou, Co To Be Detained Pending Their “Findings and Possible Indictment”

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Counsel Patrick Gomez,
The lead Counsel for the State in Sainabou Mbye and others’ case

By Landing Ceesay

Patrick Gomez, the lead counsel for the State in Sainabou Mbye and others’ case has requested for further detention of the accused for 1 or 2 weeks, pending their “findings and possible indictment”.

The lead counsel on Wednesday informed the High Court that State is yet to file an indictment against Sainabou Mbye, Cherno Mbye and Kibili Dambelly.

“My lord, we applied for a very short adjournment to factually profile a conclusive opinion in this matter. We would probably need 1 to 2 weeks to file an indictment, if any.

“We currently requested for a post-mortem report from the Edward Francis Teaching Hospital (EFSTH). We still did not get the report and because of that, we could not get our final determination regarding our position. This is a transferred matter, we request for the accused persons to be detained pending our findings and possible indictment in a week or two,” Gomez told the Court.

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 causes his death, thereby committed an offence.

The State counsels are Patrick Gomez, S. Camara and F. Drammeh; while Lawyers C. Gaye, Sagarr Thomas, and M. Faye are representing Sainabou Mbye, Cherno Mbye and Kibili Dambelly in the case.

The case is adjourned to Friday (tomorrow) for further mention.

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