By Mamadou Dem
The case of Sait Matty Jaw, a lecturer at the University of The
Gambia (UTG), was mentioned in chambers yesterday, 14 January, 2015,
but did not proceed due to the absence of the state.When the case resumed yesterday for an NIA operative to testify in
chambers, Lamin S. Camara appeared for the accused alongside
Combeh Gaye-Corker while the state was not represented.
The case, however, was further adjourned to 29th January 2015.
Mr Jaw was arraigned along with Seth Yaw Kandeh, a Ghanaian, and
Olufemi Erinle Titus, a Nigerian, on charges ranging from conspiracy,
failure to register a business and two counts of disobedience to
statutory duty. The accused persons in their first appearance in court
denied all the charges and were subsequently remanded at State Central
Prison, Mile II. However, in a subsequent appearance, the two West
African nationals, Kandeh and Titus, changed their plea from not
guilty to guilty on all the four counts and were accordingly sentenced
to a fine of D50, 000 on each or in default to serve one year
imprisonment on each but to run concurrently.
The trial Magistrate further ordered that if the convicts failed to
comply within one month, then they shall serve the custodial sentence.
The convicts, however, were reported to have complied and have since
returned to their respective countries.