Saja Juwara, an Assistant Registrar at the Banjul magistrate court has been arrested for hit and run after leaving his accident victim in an unconscious state, Freedom Newspaper can reveal. The court official was traveling from the Kombos this past Sunday to Basse, when he knocked down a child in Wellingaraba village, in the Lower River Region (LRR). Saja Juwara, the son of Bata Juwara, a former Chief of Protocol in Jammeh’s rule, proceeded with his journey. He never stopped to check on the child he knocked down with his vehicle.
The aggrieved villagers then phoned the Bureng police station to inform them about the hit and run driver on the loose. When Juwara arrived in Bureng, he refused to stop, he evaded the police checkpoint, and headed towards Pakaliba, a nearby village. He was finally stopped by the military, who had mounted a checkpoint on the road.
When stopped by the military, Saja Juwara was alleged to have lied to the soldiers by falsely claiming to be a judge. He was rescued by his Police Commissioner friend Kaimeta Sambou, who prevailed on the soldiers to let him go. He was released.
Saja Juwara’s case later got to the attention of IGP Mamout Jobe. The IGP was reported to have ordered for Juwara’s arrest, and subsequent charging.
Juwara has been released on bail. He is likely going to stand trial in Mansakonko.
Assistant Registrar Saja Juwara sometimes work at the Basse High court. He is a close buddy of Justice Landing Sanneh.
The police spokesman Superintendent Lamin Njie was contacted for comment, but his cellular phone was off. He could not be reached for comment.