Gunjur: Long arm of law catches up with murder suspect Buba Drammeh
Gunjur: The long arm of the law has caught up with Buba Drammeh, murder suspect in the 2019 killing of Buba Jammeh of Gunjur.
Buba Drammeh of Berending has today been sentenced to 3 years in jail and fined D500,000 (Five hundred thousand Dalasis) by magistrate Peter Che at Brikama Magistrates Court. He is the prime suspect in the point blank shooting of Buba Jammeh in Gunjur during a communial land dispute on 16th March 2019.
Mr Drammeh was charged and tried for criminal trespass and wilful damage to private property when he entered and caused damages to the property of one Lamin Darboe and his family situated in Gunjur Village in Kombo South, The Gambia. He was found guilty of the offence as charged.
The said incident happened sometime in 2017 when he first appeared in court for the alledged offence following his arrest. He was bailed and subsequently jumped bail before alledgedly shooting and killing Buba Jammeh at his own land during a communial land dispute on 16th March 2019.
Buba Drammeh fled the Gambian jurisdiction following the killing of Buba Jammeh, and has been in hiding for a year. He was eventually arrested by The Gambia police anti crime unit in the early hours of 23rd February 2020 at a cultural festival in Berending following a tip off.
Buba was quickly arraigned at the Brikama magistrates Court on 24th February where he was formally charged for the alleged murder of Buba Jammeh with malice aforethought on 16th March 2019. The case was subsequently transferred to the High Court and Buba Drammeh denied bail and transferred to the mole 2 central prisons pending his appearance at the High Court.
Today’s sentencing is one of the two criminal acts Buba Drammeh stands accused. He is yet to appear at the High Court for the alleged murder of Buba Jammeh.