Magistrate Omar Jabang has remanded Sainabou Mbye, her brother Cherno Mbye and another man Kibili Dambelly at Mile 2 prison.

The trio have been charged with manslaughter over the death of baby Muhammed. 

Magistrate Jabang told a packed court today (26 July) that the magistrates’ court did not have the power to hear a capital offence.

Ms Mbye was extradited from Dakar to Banjul last week over the death of baby Muhammed who is at the centre of her ex-husband, Bubacarr Keita’s rape trial.

Ms Mbye’s younger sister accused Bob Keita of raping her in 2019 which resulted in a pregnancy. Mr Keita denies the charge.

Both Keita and Ms Mbye are all remanded at the state central prison, Mile 2.

The case is now transferred to the high court in Banjul.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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