Driver in Serrekundanding Accident Gets Four Years

Friday, May 02, 2008

The trial on the case rising from the 28 January accident in which a truck ran into a group of APRC supporters killing 10 people, has finally been decided by the court.

The Brikama Magistrates Court, chaired by Magistrate John Njie, on Wednesday convicted and sentenced Alagie Badjie, the driver of the truck involved in the accident.

On each of the first 10 counts, the accused was sentenced to four years and the sentences are supposed to run concurrently.

On count 11, he was fined D1000 in default to serve three months imprisonment while on count 12 he was fined D1500 in default to serve three months imprisonment.

Delivering his judgement, Magistrate Njie stated that after reviewing the evidence of both parties, the court found that the prosecution had proven its case beyond all reasonable doubts, hence the accused's conviction and sentencing accordingly.

Author: By Abdoulie Nyockeh