Generator thief jailed

Friday, May 08, 2015
Magistrate Gomez of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced one Babucarr Gaye to a mandatory jail-term of two months in prison.

Gaye, who was convicted of stealing a generator, chairs, suitcase and mobile phone, was also ordered to pay a compensation of D4,950 in default to serve one month in prison, following his own plea of guilt to a charge of stealing.

The facts as narrated by PC Badjie stated that it happened on 27 April 2015, when the accused was going home from Senegambia.

He entered the compound of the complainant, Sulayman Njie, and stole a generator, chairs, suitcase and mobile phone, and hid them in the compound of one Babucarr Jammeh.

The following day, narrated the prosecutor, one Jibel Gaye found the accused with the said chairs trying to sell them, and he recognized them.

He said Jibel confronted the accused, and he confessed to him that he stole the said chairs.

Jibel further asked him about the generator, he said, adding that the matter was reported to the police station and the accused was arrested and taken to Serrekunda Police Station, where the accused confessed to stealing the said items.

The two chairs and a generator were recovered, but the remaining items were not recovered.

The accused was then cautioned and charged with the offence committed.

In his mitigation plea, he begged the court for mercy.

The charge sheet read that on 28 March 2015, at Kerr Serign in the Kanifing Municipality, he stole a generator marked super power 2500DX valued at D9,500, suitcase with electric pump valued at D2,450, two chairs valued at D1,400 and Samsung mobile phone valued at D2,500, the property of Sulayman Njie.

Author: Isatou Senghore-Njie