The Chronicle Gambia

Killa Ace, 36 Others Remanded in Custody After Court Appearance

The Kanifing Magistrate Court has Tuesday remanded rap musician and activist Killa Ace along with 36 others in custody, the police spokesperson ASP Lamin Njie confirmed to The Chronicle.

The police prosecutors have pressed eight charges against the accused persons, ranging from arson, unlawful assembly, and willful damage to properties and prohibition of conduct conducive to breach of peace.

They were charged Monday over their alleged involvement in July protest.

July Protest

On July 24, what started as a protest to seek justice for the death of Darboe, descended into riots when angry protesters who accused the police anti-crime unit of having a hand in the death, blocked busy Senegambia-Turn Table highway and hurled bottles, stones and other objects at police. They also set car tyres on fire and sent plumes of black smoke into the sky. In response, armed police personnel fired tear gas at the protesters in their attempt to disperse them.

Killa Ace was initially arrested on August 17, with at least nine others and detained for at least two nights. Though he was not charged initially, he was ordered to report to the police daily.

The 37 have been sent to the Mile 2 Central Prison.

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