(JollofNews) – A Gambian security guard wo was arrested on Friday for staging a 20-hour protest on the rafters of a Tesco store in Reading, United Kingdom, has been ordered to pay £20 administration fine by a local magistrate.
Adama Jammeh, 45, appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, charged with aggravated trespassing, after his protest at Tesco Extra on Portman Road, forced the busy supermarket to shutdown for over 21 hours.
He was also ordered to behave himself for the next 12 months.
Mr Jammeh has been holding regular protest outside the Tesco Extra store in Portman Road since he was fired six months ago for allegedly stealing £20,000’s worth of electrical goods.
According to the Reading Chronicle, he was the subject of a year-long investigation by Thames Valley Police after he was accused of stealing electronics by Tesco and contractor Total Security Services. Although he was cleared by police, Mr Jammeh said Tesco refused to apologise and reinstate him in his old role.
Speaking to Reading Live over the phone about the protest shortly before his arrest, Mr Jammeh said: “I’ve been here 14 hours now. I’ve spent six months protesting outside, apart from the last two weeks because I’ve had a cold.
“Yesterday I felt my cold had gone so I could go back to my protest. For those three weeks I was really angry. Before I came up here I thought to myself if I’m going out there again to protest outside of Tesco and they ignore me that’s not what I want, people aren’t taking me seriously.”