On Monday the 25th of July, 2022 I was served with a Bench Warrant. I was not previously aware of any complaint against me professionally or personally. I later discovered that this was as a result of a Private Criminal Prosecution instituted against the person of me and 4 other women by one Samsudeen Phatey through his Attorney, Mariama Cham.
I answered the call of the warrant at Brikama Magistrates Court and I was granted bail. I have fulfilled the conditions of the bail.
The allegation against me is that I used derogatory language against the proceedings of the Brikama Childrens Court in several publications. I vehemently deny the allegations and have engaged legal counsel to defend myself. I will also seek compensation and damages against Mr Fatty in due course.
This is one of the everyday challenges we face as Media Practitioners. Since the matter is in Court, we will abide by the Rules of the Trial Process and refrain from making any comments.
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