Man jailed for defilement

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Lamin Drammeh, who was charged with defilement of girl between the ages of sixteen and eighteen contrary to Section 5 (1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2013, was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment with hard labour by Magistrate M. S. Jallow of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.  This followed his plea of guilt.

Prosecutors Sergeant 3577 Kebbeh and Cadet Inspector Jamanka, who represented the Inspector General of Police, presented a bill of indictment before the court, indicating that the accused, Lamin Drammeh, sometime in the month of January, 2019, at Fajara, in the Kanifing Municipality of the Republic of The Gambia, had unlawful carnal knowledge of a sixteen-year-old girl, and as a result, impregnated her.

The convict, Lamin Drammeh, accepted the facts narrated by the prosecution team as what had happened and was accordingly convicted and sentenced.

Author: Dawda Faye