Killa Ace could spend life in jail if found guilty

Written by Lamin Saidy

Killa Ace, real name Ali Cham, could spend the rest of his life in Mile 2 prison for his alleged involvement in arson attacks that put lives at risk and badly damaged private and public properties.

The controversial rapper and 36 other young people are accused of setting fire to Assistant Commissioner of Police Gorgui Mboob's house in Ebo Town in the afternoon of 24th July before starting another fire at the Bakoteh Police Station.

They were protesting against the death of one Ousman Darboe, a Sierra Leonean businessman who died three days after his release from police custody.

A lawyer told What's On-Gambia: "If the charges against them are proven, they could spend the rest of their lives in prison."

On Monday at the Kanifing Magistrate Court, the 37 were denied bail and sent back to Mile 2 prison until the 1st October. The case was also transferred to the Special Criminal Division of the High Court in Banjul. 

Killa Ace's friends said he is innocent of all the charges brought against him by the State.