By Mamadou Dem
The criminal assault case involving one Sedia Bayo, who is said to be
at large, has resumed yesterday, Monday, 20 April 2015 at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.However, as Mr. Bayo was not in court to defend the charges preferred
against him, the matter was subsequently adjourned to 18 May, 2015 for
He is charged with two counts of ‘Assault Causing actual bodily harm’
and ‘Assault causing grievous bodily harm’.
Readers could recall that the lower court in Banjul presided over by
Magistrate Samsideen Conteh on the 25th of November, 2014 issued an
arrest warrant against Mr. Bayo for allegedly assaulting business
tycoon, Amadou Samba. The court also ordered for the said accused
person to be extradited to The Gambia and face trial.
On the day the case was mentioned in court, police prosecutors told the court that
he was at large and therefore applied for a bench warrant to enable
the police to arrest and bring him before the court to stand trial.
According to the particulars of offence on count one, Mr. Bayo, in
November, 2014 in Banjul and diverse places, unlawfully assaulted one
Amadou Samba by beating him all over his body and caused him actual
bodily harm, thereby committed an offence.
On count two, the particulars of offence states that the said accused
person in the same month and year in Banjul and diverse places
‘grievously’ assaulted Amadou Samba by beating him all over his body
and caused him grievous bodily harm, thereby committed an offence.