The trial involving one Ebrima Ceesay, who was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, started on 11 March 2015 before Magistrate Gomez of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
It was alleged that Ebrima Ceesay, the accused, on 3 February 2015 at Jimpex Road in the Kanifing Municipality, unlawfully assaulted one Jay Kishan by hitting him on his nose.
He accepted responsibility.
In his mitigation plea, he told the court that he is the only son of his mother, and that he has a wife with three children who are all going to school.
He said this was his first time going to court, and he had never stepped in a police station, adding that his mother was sick and he is the only one to help her.
He pleaded with the court that if he was sent to prison, his family would suffer.
He promised the court that this would never happen again, adding that he pleaded with the complainant to forgive him.
However, he was sentenced to a fine of D2,000 in default to serve six months in prison.
He was also ordered to pay a compensation of D3,500 within a grace period of one week, and also handed a suspended sentence of three months.
CPL 2717 Jallow appeared for the IGP.EndFragment