MP Yakumba Jaiteh has yesterday denied assaulting drug squad officers. She made her first court appearance on Monday before the Kanifing magistrates court, where she was confronted with two count criminal indictment. She has been charged with assault and obstruction. If convicted, she is likely going to serve two years in jail. She would also lost her MP seat in Parliament.
Appearing in court alongside her charged father, Yakumba Jaiteh and her Dad Yusupha Jaiteh, an ex-felon, have denied the charges.
Mr. Jaiteh had been slammed with one count obstruction indictment.
Assistant Superintendent of police (ASP) Omar Jahateh represented the IGP at the proceedings. Jahateh is the head of police prosecution at the Serrekunda police station.
Principal magistrate Janneh presided over the case. The case has been adjourned to October 26th.
When the drug squad officers raided Yakumba Jaiteh’s neighborhood, they arrested her brother Tijan Mancuary with drugs. The officers said they were attacked by a hostile mob during the raid. One of the officers Ebrima Fadera was injured during that incident.
MP Jaiteh has been accused of injuring officer Fadera. She was alleged to have hit Mr. Fadera on the head.