EYEAFRICA TV: A lower court in Kanifing, Tuesday ordered for singer and rights activist Killa Ace and thirty-six other youth to be kept in custody, following eight-count charge leveled against them by the police, including conspiracy to commit a felony, unlawful assembly and prohibition of conduct conducive to breaches of peace.
The thirty-seven men were rounded up this week after their first arrest and release by the police Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) for allegedly involving in protest within the Greater Banjul Areas in July.
The charges accused the men of jointly and unlawfully agreeing to assemble, cause malicious damage and arson. It also accused them of unlawful assembling with intent to carry out a common purpose equivalent to committing a breach of peace.
Magistrate Elizabeth Dunn ordered for them to remain in Police custody until next Tuesday when the case will resume. Killa Ace was represented by Lawyer Patrick Gomez while Lawyer Assan Martin and Jobe represented the thirty-six others.
Their case is connected to a July 24 widespread protest by young people at the Serrekunda market following the death of a 36-year-old man Ousman Darboe, who was alleged to have been manhandled by agents of the police Anti-Crime Unit (ACU).