The Banjul magistrates court has convicted Saja Juwara, an Assistant Registrar at the same court on charges of hit and run driving, Freedom Newspaper can report. Juwara was found guilty and sentenced to the following fines: D11,000 for count one, D10,000 on careless driving, and D1,000 dalasis. In a total he as fined D11,000 dalasis.
Juwara’s case stem from a road accident he was involved in the Jarras while traveling to Basse. He hits someone with his car and never stopped. He was later stopped by the soldiers at Pakaliba. He was later charged and taken to court.
Saja Juwara’s case was first assigned to magistrate Senghore of the Mansakonko magistrates court, but the magistrate decided to recuse himself from the case, saying that Juwara had worked under him as a court clerk in Basse. The case was subsequently moved to the Banjul magistrates’ court. It was assigned to Principal magistrate Omar Cham.
It was this past Monday that magistrate Cham delivered his verdict on Juwara’s case. He found Juwara guilty as charged. Juwara was sentenced to a fine.
Saja Juwara and magistrate Omar Cham both hailed from Basse town. Juwara is the son of Bata Juwara, a former official of the former Jammeh administration.