Basse Magistrates’ Court convicts man for assault, trespass, threatening violence

Friday, February 02, 2018

One Ablie Njie was convicted and sentenced by Presiding Magistrate Demba Senghore of Basse Magistrates’ Court after he was found guilty on four counts of assault, criminal trespass, going arm in public and threatening violence contrary to the laws of The Gambia.

The prosecution alleged that Ablie Njie on or about the 29 September, 2017, at Sabi village in the Upper River Region unlawfully did grievous bodily harm to one Jongfollo Camara by chopping her with a cutlass on her neck.

In count two, the prosecution alleged that Ablie Njie on the same date and place entered into the dwelling house of Jongfollo Camara with a cutlass, remained therein with intent to intimidate, insult or annoy her and her family.

In count three, the prosecution alleged that Ablie Njie was found armed with a cutlass without lawful occasion in such a manner as to cause terror to members of the public.

In count four, the prosecution alleged that Ablie Njie on or about the 29 September, 2017, threatened to kill one Laliya Camara and Saikou Camara in their home, used a cutlass and chopped Jongfollo Camara on her neck, stood at the compound gate threatening to kill all members of the family with a cutlass.

The prosecution led by Sgt. Kebbeh called several witnesses and tendered exhibits to prove its case against Ablie Njie who was found guilty in all the four counts, convicted and subsequently sentenced to five years imprisonment on count one, one year imprisonment on count two, one year imprisonment on count three and one year imprisonment on count four.

Author: Bruce Asemota in Basse