(JollofNews) – A local magistrate in the Gambia has remanded a mother of several children at the notorious Mile Two Prisons who is accused of insulting the country’s new president, Adama Barrow.
Fatou Badjie of Jabang village is charged with prohibition of conduct conducive to breach of peace. Although the exact words she uttered are yet to be disclosed, state prosecutors said she had intented to provoke a breach of peace.
Ms Badjie, who is also a single parent, was arrested and detained on February 19th by police after she and another woman, Awa Jadama, currently at large, allegedly made rude comments about the president.
Police Prosecutor Sergeant 2202 Fadera, applied for her to be remanded as the matter is still under investigation. He said Ms Badjie may tamper with their investigation or even abscond the jurisdiction of the country if she is released on bail.
“The second accused is still at large and Fatou may equally take the same decision if she is granted bail,” he said.
Ms Badjie, who represented herself in court, denied the allegation and pleaded with the court to grant her bail. She said she is a single parent of several children who are being affected by her absence from home.
Despite her plea, she was remanded by Magistrate AR Bah of the Brikama Court.
The case continues.