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Cab Driver Charged with Rape, Robbery Appears Before Court.

By Patience Loum, Banjul, The Gambia – Wednesday, December 18, 2019. 

Taxis in The Gambia.

A Gambian taxi driver who’s involved in raping and robbing Gambian women appeared before a judge, December 12, 2019 

The defendant, Ismaila Ndong pleaded guilty in front of Magistrate P. Sarr-Mendy of the Kanifing Magistrates Court, National Telegraph has confirmed.  

The indictment bill which was filed at the Kanifing Court but later transferred to the Special Criminal Division in Banjul after officials described the case as a capital offense.

“The indictment bill presented by Prosecutor Touray indicated that the accused, Ismaila Ndong, a taxi driver on 4 December, 2019, at Bakau New Town, in the Kanifing Municipality of the Republic of The Gambia, robbed one Fatou Njie with a knife…”, parts of a press release has said.

Two gold and silver rings, cash of D12,900, a bottle of perfume, body splash valued at D300, power bank, a Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge mobile phone valued at D10,000, an iPhone valued at D13,000 and a simple mobile phone valued at D800, totaling D37,000, the properties of Fatou Njie, are among the items Ndong robbed.

A magistrate, P. Sarr-Mendy described the case a capital offense adding that the Kanifing Magistrates Court does not have the mandate to deal with such cases as it’s a subordinate. She later referred the case to the Special Criminal Division in Banjul.

Ndong was at large but earlier this week, the office of the Inspector General of Police, made a statement announcing the arrest of Ismaila Ndong, a taxi driver from new Street, Banjul for his involvement in the  kidnapping, raping, and violent extortion of women within the Bakau area.

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