Thief sentenced

Friday, February 02, 2018

One Muhammed Sillah of Bamiko village in Tumana District in the Upper River Region was recently convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Demba Senghore of Basse Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to the offence of stealing from the shop of one Ali Camara in Basse.

The convict was alleged to have gone to the shop of the complainant, Ali Camara at about 5:00 p.m. on the 21 January, 2018, with the pretext that he wanted to buy 30 bags of cement.

Upon arrival, the convict met the complainant taking ablution and the complainant asked him to come back after prayers but as the complainant was closing the shop doors, the convict entered into the shop through another door unaware that and Muhammed was inside the shop and went for prayers.

Upon his return, he heard strange noise inside the ceiling and as he looked, behold, he saw the convict who escaped with the sum of D166.750.00 and 800 euro.

The complainant lodged a report with the police who launched a serious surveillance for him and was eventually arrested with the help of the community members.

The sum of D166.750.00 and 420 euro was found on him and upon arraignment, he pleaded guilty to the offence of stealing.

Muhammed Sillah was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment with hard labour without any option or fine.

He was further ordered to pay the sum of 380 euro or its equivalent in Dalasi to the complainant, Ali Camara in default to serve another two years jail.  

Author: Bruce Asemota in Basse