Habitual offender sent to prison

Friday, October 30, 2015
Ebrima Drammeh, who was convicted last week by Magistrate Isatou Janneh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, was again convicted and sentenced to a fine of D10,000 in default to serve one year on count one for housebreaking, and D8,000 in default to serve another year on count two for stealing.

Both sentences would run concurrently.

The convict said he was responsible for committing the offences.

Chief Inspector Fadera, in narrating the facts, told the court that it happened on 30 September 2015, at Kanifing Estate between 3a.m and 4a.m.

He said the convict entered the compound of one Fatou Kinteh-Jaiteh, broke into her house and stole some items, among them a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone.

He further adduced that someone took the Samsung Galaxy mobile phone to a technician, whose friend is a brother to Fatou Kinteh-Jaiteh.

The technician recognised the mobile phone, secretly phoned Fatou Kinteh-Jaiteh and told her that someone had taken her mobile phone to him.

Fatou Kinteh-Jaiteh then reported the matter to the police, who mounted an investigation, and the convict was arrested.

Chief Inspector Fadera told the court that the convict was helpful to the police, as all the items he stole were recovered.

According to prosecutors, the convict broke into the dwelling house of Fatou Kinteh-Jaiteh with intent to commit a felony and to steal on 30 September 2015 at Kanifing Estate.

Ebrima Drammeh, the convict, was alleged to have stolen the following items: one laptop marked Bookpro valued at D40,000, I-phone valued at D12,000, a Samsung Galaxy phone valued at D37,000, totaling D98,000, the property of Fatou Kinteh-Jaiteh.

Following his plea of guilt, the convict begged the court to temper justice with mercy, as he is the breadwinner of his family.

Author: Dawda Faye